On this day in Jamaican History: First Jamaican woman to win an Olympic Gold
Deon Hemmings
Deon Hemmings

On September 10, 1968 women’s 400m hurdler, Deon Hemmings was born  in St Ann, Jamaica. Hemmings was the first ever Jamaican woman to win an Olympic Gold when she won the 400m Hurdles at the 1996 Olympics breaking the Olympic record which stood to 2004. She was also the first female hurdler from the Caribbean to win an Olympic title.