Jamaica’s Unbelievable Medal Record at the Olympic games – 1948 to 2008

As we count down the days the 2012 Olympic Games in London it makes perfect sense to look back at Jamaica’s medal winning performances over the decades. Ironically, Jamaica first participated at the Olympic Games in 1948 which like this year’s games was also held in London. Jamaica has amassed 55 medals in total at the Olympic games 13 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 17 bronze medals. All of those medals except David Weller’s 1980 bronze medal in cycling have come in track and field – an area where Jamaica has grown to dominate regionally and international in recent years. With a seemingly unrelenting flow of fresh talent year after year the future of Jamaican athletics on the Olympic stage will continue on for many more years.

We are sure Jamaica will do well at the 2012 London Olympic Games and it is not a matter of if we will win any medals it is a matter of how many! Vote in the poll below and take a look at the list of Jamaica’s Olympic medal winners over the years.

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  • 1948 London

Arthur Wint – Men’s 400m – GOLD
Herbert McKenley – Men’s 400m – SILVER
Arthur Wint – Men’s 800m – SILVER

  • 1952 Helsinki

Vincent George Rhoden – Men’s 400m – GOLD
Men’s 4x400m Relay – GOLD
Herbert McKenley – Men’s 100m – SILVER
Herbert McKenley – Men’s 400m – SILVER
Arthur Wint – Men’s 800m – SILVER

  • 1956 Melbourne

No Medals

  • 1960 Rome

Competed as part of the British West Indies Team

  • 1964 Tokyo

No Medals

  • 1968 Mexico City

Lennox Miller – Men’s 100m – SILVER

  • 1972 Munich

Lennox Miller – Men’s 100m – BRONZE

  • 1976 Montreal

Donald Quarrie – Men’s 200m – Gold
Donald Quarrie – Men’s 100m – SILVER

Iconic photo of Jamaican sprinter Donald Quarrie

  • 1980 Moscow

Donald Quarrie – Men’s 200m – BRONZE
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 200m – BRONZE
David Weller – Men’s 1km Time Trial – BRONZE

  • 1984 Los Angeles

Men’s 4x100m Relay – SILVER
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 100m – BRONZE
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 200m – BRONZE

  • 1988 Seoul

Grace Jackson Small – Women’s 200m – SILVER
Men’s 4x400m Relay – SILVER

  • 1992 Barcelona

Juliet Cuthbert – Women’s 100m – SILVER
Juliet Cuthbert  – Women’s 200m – SILVER
Winthrop Graham – Men’s 400m Hurdles – SILVER
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 200m – BRONZE

Merlene Ottey competing at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta

  • 1996 Atlanta

Deon Marie Hemmings – Women’s 400m Hurdles – GOLD
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 100m – SILVER
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 200m – SILVER
James Beckford – Men’s Long Jump – SILVER
Women’s 4x100m Relay – BRONZE
Men’s 4x400m Relay – BRONZE

  • 2000 Sydney

Tanya Lawrence – Women’s 100m – SILVER
Lorraine Graham – Women’s 400m – SILVER
Deon Marie Hemmings – Women’s 400m Hurdles – SILVER
Women’s 4x100m Relay – SILVER
Women’s 4x400m Relay – SILVER
Merlene Ottey-Page – Women’s 100m – BRONZE
Beverly McDonald – Women’s 200m – BRONZE
Greg Haughton – Men’s 400m – BRONZE
Men’s 4x400m Relay – BRONZE

  • 2004 Athens

Veronica Campbell-Brown – Women’s 200m – GOLD
Women’s 4x100m Relay – GOLD
Danny McFarlane – Men’s 400m Hurdles – SILVER
Veronica Campbell-Brown – Women’s 100m – BRONZE
Women’s 4x400m Relay – BRONZE

Usain Bolt breaking the 100m World Record in Beijing

  • 2008 Beijing

Usain Bolt – Men’s 100m – GOLD
Shelly-Ann Fraser – Women’s 100m – GOLD
Usain Bolt – Men’s 200m – GOLD
Veronica Campbell-Brown – Women’s 200m – GOLD
Melaine Walker – Women’s 400m Hurdles – GOLD
Men’s 4x100m Relay – GOLD
Sherone Simpson – Women’s 100m – SILVER
Kerron Stewart – Women’s 100m – SILVER
Shericka Williams – Women’s 400m – SILVER
Kerron Stewart – Women’s 200m – BRONZE
Women’s 4x400m Relay – BRONZE

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