Jamaica’s Danny McFarlane Embraces His Silver Medalist Status
Every two years, for more than two decades, Jamaica’s Danny McFarlane has either been immersed in World Championships (WC) competition or debate about his role in track’s greatest spectacle outside of the Olympics Games.
As another WC looms in August, the shadow of five straight silver medals McFarlane earned on Jamaica’s 4×400 metres relay teams between 1995 and 2003 follows him.
But if Merlene Ottey was a reluctant ‘Bronze Queen’, for failing to win enough global gold to satisfy critics, McFarlane embraces his silver stash, including 4×400 runner-up at the 2000 Olympics, plus second in the 400 metres hurdles at the 2004 Games.
“It makes me look back and think I was an outstanding athlete,” the record co-holder for the most consecutive WC appearances, starting in 1993, said on April 14 from his United States (US) base.