Jamaican Olympian Simone Facey reveals her USATF coaching certification

By August 29, 2022
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Jamaican Olympian Simone Facey is now a certified coach of athletics.

The 37-year-old Facey, a World Championship gold, silver and bronze medallist and an Olympic 4x100m silver medalist, made the announcement on Facebook on Monday that she is now a USA Track and Field Certified Level 1 coach.

She completed the course on August 26, 2022.

Facey represented Jamaica for more than two decades ever since 2000 when she won her first medal, a silver in the 200m at the Carifta Games held in St George’s, Grenada.

The former Vere Technical star also won six gold medals at the CAC Junior Championships between 2000 and 2002. Most notably, she was a member of Jamaica’s U20 4x100m relay team that included Sherone Simpson, Aneisha McLaughlin, and Kerron Stewart, which won 4x100m gold at the 2002 World U20 championships in Kingston.

She was last seen in competition during Jamaica’s National Championships in 2019 when she ran 23.21 to finish fifth in the finals of the 200m.

She was recently in the stands at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, cheering on her countrymen and women.

 

 

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