Former Jamaican sprint hurdler Dionne Rose Henley is dead.
Rose Henley, who turned 49 last month, died on Monday night (24 Dec) after a battle with cancer.
Inez Turner, who attended Vere Technical with Rose Henley, reacted to the sad news on social media. “Dionne Rose is now in the blossom of our heavenly father. She was a beautiful soul. Condolences to her entire family.
“Rest In Peace My Love, until we meet on the other side!!,” wrote Turner.
Rose Henley competed at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics, finishing fifth at her second Games. She has personal bests of 12.64 in the 100m hurdles (1996) and 7.96 in the indoor 60 meters hurdles (1997).
She coached sprinters and hurdlers at Coastal Carolina University.
Rose Henley’s her first medal for Jamaica was bronze in the long jump at the 1988 Carifta Games. In 1991, she won silver in both the 100m hurdles and long jump.
She won the 100m hurdles titles at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1998 and 2002.