Date of Birth:
12 August 1984
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 4×100 m relay Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 100 m Silver medal – second place 2012 London 4x100 m relay
With her personal best of 10.82 seconds in the 100 m, Simpson is ranked 6th among Jamaican women, behind Shelly-Ann Fraser (10.70), Elaine Thompson (10.70), Merlene Ottey (10.74), Kerron Stewart (10.75) and sprint veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.76). Simpson’s 200 m personal best of 22.00 seconds ranks her sixth among Jamaican women behind Merlene Ottey, Grace Jackson, Juliet Cuthbert, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart. She has run this time on two occasions. Simpson is coached by Stephen Francis in Kingston, Jamaica, where she attends the University of Technology. She is also a graduate of Manchester High.
Simpson won the gold medal in the women’s 200 m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, beating Olympic champion Veronica Campbell and completing a Jamaican sweep of 100–200 m gold medals. Jamaica also won both sprint hurdles gold medals.