Deon Hemmings is known for being the first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal. Throughout her Olympic career, Hemmings dominated the 400m hurdles, her specialty. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, she made history as the first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal. After a string of injuries over the years which prevented her from competing, Hemmings officially retired in 2008.
Today, she uses her skills and experience to train the next generation of track and field athletes.