Lorraine Fenton
Personal information
Birth nameLorraine Graham
NationalityJamaican
Born (1973-09-08) September 8, 1973 (age 48)
Manchester, Jamaica
Sport
Country Jamaica
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 m
Retired2006 (2006)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 11.73 (1999)
  • 200 m: 22.63 (2001)
  • 400 m: 49.30 (2002, NR)

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

Career

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 hamstring injury, but she returned to win a silver medal with the 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics (together with Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams and Ronetta Smith). She retired after the 2006 season.

Achievements

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

Date Event Venue Time
1 June 1999 100m Tartu, Estonia 11.73
13 June 2001 200m Kassel, Germany 22.63
19 July 2002 400m Monaco 49.30