About Obadele Thompson and Jones Marion
Obadele “Oba” Thompson BSS (born 30 March 1976) is a Barbados-born former sprinter, lawyer, author, and speaker. He won Barbados’ first and only Olympic medal as an independent country by placing third in the 100 metres at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Thompson was born in St. Michael to Professor Alvin O. Thompson, a Guyanese professor emeritus of African and Caribbean history at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, Barbados, and Hilda Thompson, a registered nurse from Bermuda. Although Prof. Thompson never earned an athletic scholarship nor had formal coaching, he won the 100 m at the 1963 Jamaica National Championships,while studying at UWI in Mona, Jamaica. In 1966, as a postgraduate student at the University of London, he won the 100 m at British Universities Championships, earned the Arthur Wint Award for the most significant performance at the London University’s Athletic Championships, and was awarded the prestigious University of London’s “Purple” for his sporting excellence.
Marion Lois Jones (born October 12, 1975), also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is a American former world champion track and field athlete and former professional basketball player. Marion Jones was born to George Jones and his wife, Marion, (originally from Belize) in Los Angeles, California. She holds dual citizenship with the United States and Belize.Jones is also a 1997 graduate of the University of North Carolina (UNC).
Obadele Thompson and Jones Marion love story
The couple started dating in 2006 and have been together for around 16 years, 2 months, and 8 days.
Obadele Thompson and Jones Marion marriage
On February 24, 2007, Jones married Barbadian sprinter and 2000 Olympic 100m bronze medalist Obadele Thompson.
Obadele Thompson and Jones Marion childrens
Their first child together, a son named Ahmir, was born in June 2007. She gave birth to daughter Eva-Marie on June 28, 2009.