Mel Spence

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Melville "Mel" Spence (2 January 1936 – 28 October 2012)[1] was a Jamaican sprinter who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics and in the 1964 Summer Olympics. He is the twin brother of Mal Spence, an Olympic sprint medalist.[2]

He was a relay silver medalist at the 1955 Pan American Games and was runner-up in the individual 400 m event at the 1963 Pan American Games.[3] He was part of the winning Jamaican 4×400 metres relay team at the 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games.


  1. ^ "Melville Spence: international repute through talent and good values, says PM Simpson Miller | Government of Jamaica Office of the Prime Minister". 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Pan American Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-05-12.