Jamaica’s History at the Olympic Games

Jamaica picked up a record 12 medals in London 2012. Can that figure be exceeded in Rio?

Jamaica made their debut in the Olympic Games in 1948 in London, England. Since then, Jamaica has acquired 67 medals with 66 of them coming in Athletics and 1 coming in the sport of Cycling. Jamaica has participated in every Olympic Games since then except the 1960 edition where Jamaica went under the banner of the British West Indies. This was during a period of time where the West Indies Federation was formed between Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago as a way to lead to Economic Stability, however this was dissolve and in 1964 in Tokyo, Jamaica competed back at the Olympics.

 

 

How many medals do you think Jamaica can achieve in Rio in 2016? Leave your comments below.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

List of Jamaican medallists 

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Gold Arthur Wint United Kingdom 1948 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metres
 Silver Herb McKenley United Kingdom 1948 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metres
 Silver Arthur Wint United Kingdom 1948 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 800 metres
 Gold George Rhoden Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metres
 Gold Arthur Wint
Leslie Laing
Herb McKenley
George Rhoden
Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Herb McKenley Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 metres
 Silver Herb McKenley Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metres
 Silver Arthur Wint Finland 1952 Helsinki Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 800 metres
 Silver Lennox Miller Mexico 1968 Mexico City Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 metres
 Bronze Lennox Miller West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 metres
 Gold Don Quarrie Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 metres
 Silver Don Quarrie Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 metres
 Bronze Don Quarrie Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 metres
 Bronze Merlene Ottey Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Bronze David Weller Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling Men’s 1 km time trial
 Silver Albert Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×100 metre relay
 Bronze Merlene Ottey United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Bronze Merlene Ottey United States 1984 Los Angeles Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Silver Howard Davis
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Bert Cameron
South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Grace Jackson South Korea 1988 Seoul Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Silver Winthrop Graham Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Juliet Cuthbert Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Silver Juliet Cuthbert Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Bronze Merlene Ottey Spain 1992 Barcelona Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Gold Deon Hemmings United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 400 metre hurdles
 Silver James Beckford United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s long jump
 Silver Merlene Ottey United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Silver Merlene Ottey United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Bronze Greg Haughton
Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
Davian Clarke
Dennis Blake
Garth Robinson
United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Michelle Freeman
Juliet Cuthbert
Nikole Mitchell
Merlene Ottey
Gillian Russell
Andria Lloyd
United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Michael Blackwood
Greg Haughton
Christopher Williams
Danny McFarlane
Sanjay Ayre
Michael McDonald
Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×400 metre relay
 Silver Tayna Lawrence Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Silver Lorraine Graham Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Women’s 400 metres
 Silver Deon Hemmings Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Merlene Frazer
Tayna Lawrence
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott
Deon Hemmings
Lorraine Graham
Charmaine Howell
Michelle Burgher
Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×400 metre relay
 Bronze Greg Haughton Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metres
 Bronze Merlene Ottey Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Bronze Beverly McDonald Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Gold Veronica Campbell-Brown Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 metres
 Gold Tayna Lawrence
Sherone Simpson
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Beverly McDonald
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×100 metre relay
 Silver Danny McFarlane Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 400 metre hurdles
 Bronze Veronica Campbell-Brown Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 metres
 Bronze Ronetta Smith
Novlene Williams
Nadia Davy
Sandie Richards
Michelle Burgher
Greece 2004 Athens Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×400 metre relay
 Gold Usain Bolt China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 m
 Gold Usain Bolt China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 m
 Gold Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas
China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Shelly-Ann Fraser China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 m
 Gold Veronica Campbell-Brown China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 m
 Gold Melaine Walker China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 400 m hurdles
 Silver Sherone Simpson China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 m
 Silver Kerron Stewart China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 m
 Silver Shericka Williams China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 400 m
 Bronze Kerron Stewart China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200 m
 Bronze Shericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams
Bobby-Gaye Wilkins
China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×400 metre relay
 Gold Usain Bolt United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 m
 Gold Usain Bolt United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 m
 Gold Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Yohan Blake
United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 4×100 metre relay
 Gold Shelly-Ann Fraser United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 m
 Silver Yohan Blake United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 100 m
 Silver Yohan Blake United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 m
 Silver Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 200m
 Silver Veronica Campbell-Brown
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Sherone Simpson
Kerron Stewart
United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×100 m relay
 Bronze Warren Weir United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Men’s 200 m
 Bronze Hansle Parchment United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics 110 m hurdles
 Bronze Veronica Campbell-Brown United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 100 m
 Bronze Christine Day
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Shericka Williams
Novlene Williams-Mills
United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svgAthletics Women’s 4×400 m relay

 

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