Merlene Joyce Ottey OD (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican-Slovenian former track and field sprinter. She began her career representing Jamaica in 1978 and continued to do so for 24 years, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012.

 

She is ranked fourth on the all-time list over 60 meters (indoor), seventh on the all-time list over 100 meters, and fourth on the all-time list over 200 meters. She is the current world indoor record holder for 200 meters with 21.87 seconds, set in 1993.