Lorraine Fenton

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Lorraine Fenton
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney 400 m
Silver 2000 Sydney 4x400 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2001 Edmonton 4x400 m relay
Silver 2001 Edmonton 400 m
Silver 2003 Paris 400 m
Silver 2005 Helsinki 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1997 Athens 4x400 m relay
Bronze 1999 Seville 400 m
Bronze 2003 Paris 4x400 m relay

Lorraine Fenton (born Lorraine Graham on September 8, 1973 in Manchester) is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.

Career[edit]

Her career highlight came when she won the Olympic silver medal in 2000, being the first Jamaican woman to win a medal in this event. She also won silver medals at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships, a bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships, as well as gold, silver and bronze medals in the relay. In 2002 she set a Jamaican record in 400 m with 49.30 seconds.

She missed the 2004 Olympic season due to a hamstrings injury, but returned to win a silver medal in relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics (together with Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams and Ronetta Smith). She retired after the 2006 season.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1997 IAAF World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 4x400m Relay
1998 IAAF Golden League / Grand Prix Final Moscow, Russia 7th 400m
1999 IAAF World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 400m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 400m
2nd 4x400 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 1st 400m
2001 IAAF World Championships Edmonton, Alberta 2nd 400m
1st 4x400 m
2002 IAAF Grand Prix Final Paris, France 2nd 400m
2003 IAAF World Championships Paris, France 2nd 400m
3rd 4x400 m
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 2nd 400m
2005 IAAF World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 4x400 m

Personal bests[edit]

Date Event Venue Time
June 13, 2001 200m Kassel, Germany 22.63
July 19, 2002 400m Monaco 49.30

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Preceded by
Beverly McDonald
Jamaica Sportswoman of the Year
2000 – 2001
Succeeded by
Brigitte Foster