Obadele and Marion in a 'tie'
Published on: 2/22/07.
OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALLIST OBADELE THOMPSON is sprinting to the altar on Saturday, with Olympic gold medallist Marion Jones, according to Jones' website.
And the finish line for the sprinting sweethearts is a small church in North Carolina.
What's more, according to her website, Jones, one of the fastest women in history with sensational times of 10.65 secs in the 100-metre dash and 21.62 in the 200, is "expecting".
Her website also states that the ceremony will be private and just family and close friends will be in attendance.
It's the first time down the aisle for Thompson and the second for Jones, both of whom were stars at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Thompson, who turns 31 next month, broke new ground for Barbados when he won the country's first medal, a bronze in the 100-metre dash in Sydney.
In April 1996 in El Paso, Texas, he ran the fastest 100 metres race ever. He was clocked at the incredible time of 9.69 seconds. However, it was achieved with the following wind in excess of five metres per second, well over the IAAF legal limit of 2.0, and the mark was not officially recognised.
His fastest legal time in the 100 metres is 9.87, and he ran his personal best in the 200 metres at 19.97 in 2000.
Thompson, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, has been reportedly courting Jones since last year. In 2006, the American winner of five medals – three golds and two bronzes – at the Sydney Olympics, visited and trained with him on a brief stay in Barbados.
Jones, who is four months older than Thompson, always marks her victories with the flags from the United States and Belize (the birthplace of her mother). (MK)
She is dieing to try and produce the fastest child ever. Look out Mo Greene and Astafa you're next. Or if she's looking for an older man she could go after Michael Johnson or Carl Lewis. I don't think she is Carl Lewis' type though.
This is probably NOT a true story. Only this one Barbados paper has written about it. No one else has picked it up. Apparently it's been denied by several people close to her already.
oh do indulge us please mari. i mean, i'm sure you don't want to or anything, b
I heard it from Ato Boldon who said he heard it from Kareem Street-Thompson who is a close friend of Obadele Thompson's.
|Not a Prude|
Don't insult her, it is all part of the new progressive life cycle...
Have a ton of kids with different people and let the kids figure it out on their own.
Monogamy is for the weak.