Deon Hemmings
Personal information
Full nameDeon Marie Hemmings
Born9 October 1968 (1968-10-09) (age 53)[1]
Saint Ann, Jamaica

Deon Marie Hemmings (born 9 October 1968 in Saint Ann, Jamaica) is a former female 400 metres hurdler.

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. Hemmings also won two silver medals at the 2000 Olympics in the 400m Hurdles and 4 × 400 m Relay (together with Sandie Richards, Catherine Scott-Pomales and Lorraine Graham).[2]

Hemmings also won a Silver medal in the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Bronze Medal in the 1995 World Athletics Championships, Silver in the 1997 World Athletics Championships and Bronze in the 1999 World Athletics Championships all in the 400m Hurdles.

Hemmings retired in 2003 and married Michael McCatty in 2004.


  1. ^ Deon Hemmings at World Athletics
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Deon Hemmings". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Full name: Deon Marie Hemmings
Sporting positions Preceded by Kim Batten Women's 400m Hurdles Best Year Performance 1996 Succeeded by Kim Batten Nezha Bidouane