Olivia McKoy

Olivia Celia McKoy (born 1 December 1973) is a retired female Shot Put, weights throwjavelin and discus thrower from Jamaica.

Olivia McKoy
Personal information
Born1 December 1973 (1973-12) (age 47)
St. Catherine, Jamaica
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Event(s)Javelin throw, discus throw , 5k, 50m, 100m, etc.
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)JT – 61.10 m (2005) Nassau Bahamas

She won the silver medals at the 1999 and 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships and the bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and finished fourth at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.[1]

She also competed at the 2000 Olympic Games, the 2005 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games. Her personal best throw is 61.10 metres, the standing Jamaican Woman's record,[2] achieved in July 2005 in Nassau.[3][4]

McKoy retired after competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Following a stint coaching high school girl javelin and discus throwers in Georgia, McKoy returned to her hometown of Mandeville to teach at Hydel High School, with plans to open her own school.[2]

In March 2015, McKoy competed in the UWI Track and Field Meet and took first place in the women's javelin with a throw of 49.62 m.[2] This performance has led to considerations of a senior career for McKoy.[2]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
1992 CARIFTA Games (U20) Nassau, Bahamas 1st Discus throw 37.86 m
3rd Javelin throw 36.37 m
1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd Javelin throw 54.24 m
Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 7th Javelin throw 49.29 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 21st (q) Javelin throw 56.36 m
2005 Central American and Caribbean Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd Javelin throw 61.10 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 14th (q) Javelin throw 58.49 m
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 3rd Javelin throw 58.27 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 4th Javelin throw 56.82 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 34th (q) Javelin throw 55.51 m
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 7th Javelin throw 51.40 m


  1. ^ 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games results, women's javelin throw final[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d Walker, Howard (22 March 2015). "Veteran McKoy blows away javelin field despite long layoff". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2015-04-29.
  3. ^ Olivia McKoy. sports-reference
  4. ^ Olivia McKoy. trackfield.brinkster.net

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