Esther Jones (athlete)

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Esther Jones
Medal record
Women’s athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold Barcelona 1992 4x100 m relay
World Cup
Bronze 1989 Barcelona 4x100 m relay
Gold 1989 Duisburg 4x100 m relay
Bronze 1989 Duisburg 200 metres
World Junior Championships
Bronze 1990 Sudbury 4x100 m relay

Esther Jones (born April 7, 1969) is a former sprinter who won an Olympic gold medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay in Barcelona 1992.

Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States and ran track collegiately at Louisiana State University. She finished fourth in both the 100 m and 200 m at the 1988 World Junior Championships in Sudbury and won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 m relay. She reached the semi-finals of the 200 metres at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, she won a gold medal in the sprint relay, running the second leg. Her teammates were Evelyn Ashford, Carlette Guidry and Gwen Torrence.

Jones' best legal times are 11.11 secs (July 1991) in the 100 metres, set in Rhede, and 22.47 secs (May 1992) in the 200 metres, set in San José.[1] In the 100 m, she also ran a wind-aided 10.99 (+5.2) in Eugene (June 1991) and an 11.09 at altitude in El Paso (April 1994), with no wind gauge.[2]


  1. ^ "Women's 200 m". Track & Field all-tile lists. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Women's 100m non legal". Track & Field all-time lists. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 

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