Congrats Sherone and happy birthday

Sunday, August 12, 2012 | 10:37 AM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican sprinter Sherone Simpson celebrates her birthday today.

Simpson, who featured in the first-ever Olympic 1-2-2 photo finish in the 100m at Beijing, was born in Manchester on August 12, 1984.

 Along with her famous Beijing silver, Simpson holds a gold medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics where she ran on the 4x100m relay team.

In London, Simpson added another silver to her tally running the second leg of the 4x100 relay and placing second to the US.

Three other Jamaican Olympians are celebrating birthdays during the London Olympics — Nickiesha Wilson, Schillonie Calvert and Rosemarie Whyte.

Wilson was born in 1986 and her birthday was on July 28, one day after the official opening.

Calvert, born July 27, 1988 in St James competes in both the 100m and 200m and had her special day coinciding with the London opening.

National 400m-champion Whyte, born August 9, 1986 in Trelawny, earned a bronze in the 4x400 relay as a birthday gift.

Whyte also won bronze at the 2008 Olympic in the 4X400m relay.



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