Jamaican Olympian sprint hurdler Dionne Henley died in 2018 from cancer

As part of a crop of trailblazing female hurdlers, which included the likes of Delloreen Ennis-London, Vonette Dixon and Gillian Russell, Rose Henley represented Jamaica at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where she made the semi-finals before reaching the final four years later in Atlanta.  The hurdler placed fifth in that final.
Rose Henley, a two-time national champion then went on to represent the country at the 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001 World Championships and twice claimed gold at the CAC Games.  The athlete was part of a one-two finish ahead of Russell at the 1998 Games in Venezuela, before claiming the title again in El Salvador 2002.
After retiring from the sport, Rose Henley took up coaching at her alma mater Middle Tennessee State University for two seasons before moving to Tennessee State University.  She then journeyed to Central Michigan where she spent seven years.  Last summer Rose Henley was named Coastal Carolina assistant track and field coach, where she focused on the sprints, hurdles and relays.

Jamaican athlete 25 yrs old Kavon Nelson killed at his home

Reports from the police are that at about 12:30 a.m., Nelson was at home when men entered his home and opened fire.
When the police arrived at the scene, Nelson was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The St Andrew North police say no motive has yet been established.
Nelson represented Jamaica at the North American, Central American and Caribbean under-23 championships in 2014.
Olympian, World Championship medallist and training partner Javon Francis, also took to social media site Facebook to express his grief at Nelson’s passing.
His post read, “RIP to my best friend, otherwise my training partner. I never know this day would come. You are a brother to me and someone who love and care but I just want to say I love you from the bottom of my heart, you will still be in my heart bro.” The local track and field fraternity has been plunged into mourning following the death of 400-metre runner and former Calabar High School athlete Reports from the police are that at about 12:30 a.m., Nelson was at home when men entered his home and opened fire.
When the police arrived at the scene, Nelson was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The St Andrew North police say no motive has yet been established.
Nelson represented Jamaica at the North American, Central American and Caribbean under-23 championships in 2014.
Olympian, World Championship medallist and training partner Javon Francis, also took to social media site Facebook to express his grief at Nelson’s passing.
His post read, “RIP to my best friend, otherwise my training partner. I never know this day would come. You are a brother to me and someone who love and care but I just want to say I love you from the bottom of my heart, you will still be in my heart bro.”