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Jamaica at the Olympics

 

Jamaica at the Olympics

Jamaica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then. In 1960, Jamaican athletes competed as part of the West Indies Federation team. Jamaica has also participated in the Winter Olympic Games since 1988, with the Jamaica national bobsled team achieving some fame.

Jamaican athletes have won a total of 68 medals, with all but one medal won in athletics, and all but three of those in the individual and relay sprint events.

The National Olympic Committee for Jamaica is the Jamaica Olympic Association, and was founded in 1936.

Contents

  • Medal tables 1
    • Medals by Summer Games 1.1
    • Medals by sport 1.2
  • List of medalists 2
  • References 3

Medal tables

Medals by Summer Games

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 London 1 2 0 3
1952 Helsinki 2 3 0 5
1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
1960 Rome as part of the British West Indies
1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
1968 Mexico City 0 1 0 1
1972 Munich 0 0 1 1
1976 Montreal 1 1 0 2
1980 Moscow 0 0 3 3
1984 Los Angeles 0 1 2 3
1988 Seoul 0 2 0 2
1992 Barcelona 0 3 1 4
1996 Atlanta 1 3 2 6
2000 Sydney 0 6 3 9
2004 Athens 2 1 2 5
2008 Beijing 6 3 2 11
2012 London 4 4 4 12
Total 17 30 20 67

Medals by sport

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 17 30 19 66
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Total 17 30 20 67

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Wint, ArthurArthur Wint 1948 London Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Silver McKenley, HerbHerb McKenley 1948 London Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Silver Wint, ArthurArthur Wint 1948 London Athletics Men's 800 metres
 Gold Rhoden, GeorgeGeorge Rhoden 1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Gold Wint, ArthurArthur Wint
Leslie Laing
Herb McKenley
George Rhoden
1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver McKenley, HerbHerb McKenley 1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Silver McKenley, HerbHerb McKenley 1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Silver Wint, ArthurArthur Wint 1952 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres
 Silver Miller, LennoxLennox Miller 1968 Mexico City Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Miller, LennoxLennox Miller 1972 Munich Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Gold Quarrie, DonDon Quarrie 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Silver Quarrie, DonDon Quarrie 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Quarrie, DonDon Quarrie 1980 Moscow Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Bronze Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1980 Moscow Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Weller, DavidDavid Weller 1980 Moscow Cycling Men's 1 km time trial
 Silver Lawrence, AlbertAlbert Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
1984 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Bronze Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1984 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Silver Davis, HowardHoward Davis
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Bert Cameron
1988 Seoul Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Jackson, GraceGrace Jackson 1988 Seoul Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Silver Graham, WinthropWinthrop Graham 1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Cuthbert, JulietJuliet Cuthbert 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Silver Cuthbert, JulietJuliet Cuthbert 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Gold Hemmings, DeonDeon Hemmings 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Beckford, JamesJames Beckford 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's long jump
 Silver Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Silver Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Bronze Haughton, GregGreg Haughton
Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
Davian Clarke
Dennis Blake
Garth Robinson
1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Freeman, MichelleMichelle Freeman
Juliet Cuthbert
Nikole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell
Andria Lloyd
1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Blackwood, MichaelMichael Blackwood
Greg Haughton
Christopher Williams
Danny McFarlane
Sanjay Ayre
Michael McDonald
2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Lawrence, TaynaTayna Lawrence 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Silver Graham, LorraineLorraine Graham 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 400 metres
 Silver Hemmings, DeonDeon Hemmings 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Frazer, MerleneMerlene Frazer
Tayna Lawrence
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Richards, SandieSandie Richards
Catherine Scott
Deon Hemmings
Lorraine Graham
Charmaine Howell
Michelle Burgher
2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Haughton, GregGreg Haughton 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Bronze Ottey, MerleneMerlene Ottey 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Bronze McDonald, BeverlyBeverly McDonald 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Gold Campbell-Brown, VeronicaVeronica Campbell-Brown 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 200 metres
 Gold Lawrence, TaynaTayna Lawrence
Sherone Simpson
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Beverly McDonald
2004 Athens Athletics Women's 4×100 metre relay
 Silver McFarlane, DannyDanny McFarlane 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 400 metre hurdles
 Bronze Campbell-Brown, VeronicaVeronica Campbell-Brown 2004 Athens Athletics Women's 100 metres
 Bronze Smith, RonettaRonetta Smith
Novlene Williams
Nadia Davy
Sandie Richards
Michelle Burgher
2004 Athens Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Gold Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 100 m
 Gold Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 200 m
 Gold Carter, NestaNesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas
2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 4x100 metre relay
 Gold Fraser, Shelly-AnnShelly-Ann Fraser 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m
 Gold Campbell-Brown, VeronicaVeronica Campbell-Brown 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200 m
 Gold Walker, MelaineMelaine Walker 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 m hurdles
 Silver Simpson, SheroneSherone Simpson 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m
 Silver Stewart, KerronKerron Stewart 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m
 Silver Williams, SherickaShericka Williams 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 m
 Bronze Stewart, KerronKerron Stewart 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200 m
 Bronze Williams, SherickaShericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams
Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 4×400 metre relay
 Gold Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt 2012 London Athletics Men's 100 m
 Gold Bolt, UsainUsain Bolt 2012 London Athletics Men's 200 m
 Gold Carter, NestaNesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Yohan Blake
2012 London Athletics Men's 4x100 metre relay
 Gold Fraser, Shelly-AnnShelly-Ann Fraser 2012 London Athletics Women's 100 m
 Silver Blake, YohanYohan Blake 2012 London Athletics Men's 100 m
 Silver Blake, YohanYohan Blake 2012 London Athletics Men's 200 m
 Silver Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 2012 London Athletics Women's 200m
 Silver Veronica Campbell-Brown
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Sherone Simpson
Kerron Stewart
2012 London Athletics Women's 4×100 m relay
 Bronze Weir, WarrenWarren Weir 2012 London Athletics Men's 200 m
 Bronze Hansle Parchment 2012 London Athletics 110 m hurdles
 Bronze Campbell-Brown, VeronicaVeronica Campbell-Brown 2012 London Athletics Women's 100 m
 Bronze Christine Day
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Shericka Williams
Novlene Williams-Mills
2012 London Athletics Women's 4×400 m relay

References

  • "A need for speed: Jamaica small in size but big on world-class sprinters", Boston Herald, June 26, 2008 (on Jamaica's success in sprinting at the Olympics)
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