Honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt

by Charmaine Burris Keyes
(Jamaica)





... World Record Holder of 100m and 200m.

Mr. Bolt brought honorable mention once again to Jamaica, in the same light of a Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Louis Bennett.

He has given the island positive vibrations and hope and pride back in the heart of Jamaicans and the world of athletics.

Jamaicans a yard and aboard has much to be pleased about the name Usain Bolt (not that we forget Asafa Powell, he is much of a Jamaican Icon).

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Veronica Campbell Brown

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Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica gave Jamaica its first Olympic 200m gold medal.

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At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she ran the 200m in 21.74 seconds (the fastest time in a decade) and became the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200 m events, after Bärbel Wöckel of Germany did so at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics.

Campbell-Brown's personal best of 10.85 s in the 100 m ranks her sixth among Jamaican women. Her 200 m best (21.74 s) ranks her in the all-time top ten in the world. This time is the third best among Jamaican women. It is the fastest time of the 21st Century, and the fastest since Marion Jones's 21.62 s in Johannesburg 1998.

See her full profile at Wikipedia.

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Jerome Taylor

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Jerome Taylor is the best bowler on the West Indies cricket team.

After just one match playing for Jamaica, he was called into the West Indies series for the final match against Sri Lanka in 2003.

He was named the most promising fast bowler of the Carib Beer series of 2003, after picking up 21 wickets for a 20.14 run average, which included a haul of 8 for 59.

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Arthur Wint - winner of Jamaica's first Olympic Gold medal

by Garth Dale
(Canada)

Arthur Wint

Arthur Wint

Arthur Wint won Jamaica's first Olympic Gold medal - the 400 metres in the London, 1948 Games. In the same games, he also won the Silver medal in the 800 m.
In 1952, he again won the Siver in the 800m and another Gold in the 4 x 400 metres Relay.

After qualifying as a doctor, he returned to Jamaica and settled in Hanover - where he was the only doctor.
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Luther Blissett

by Carl Davies
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Luther Blissett - Watford FC

Luther Blissett - Watford FC

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Luther Loide Blissett (born 1 February 1958) is a former professional footballer and manager, who is currently a first-team coach at Hemel Hempstead Town.

Blissett played as a striker, and is best known for his time at Watford, whom he helped win promotion from the Fourth Division to the First Division.

As of 2010, Blissett holds the club's all-time records for appearances and goals, having played 503 games and scored 186 goals.

Blissett's other clubs included A.C. Milan, who paid �1m for him in 1983 before selling him back to Watford for �550,000 in 1984, and A.F.C. Bournemouth, for whom he had a goals-to-games ratio of nearly one goal in every two appearances.

Although born in Jamaica, Blissett was capped 14 times by the England national football team, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.

After retiring from playing, Blissett turned to coaching, initially under the management of Graham Taylor at Watford, and managed Chesham United from 2006 until 2007.

Away from football, Blissett is involved in motorsport, along with fellow former Watford and England players John Barnes and Les Ferdinand. Since the mid-1990s, Luther Blissett has frequently been used as a pseudonym, most notably by members of the Luther Blissett Project.
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Bunny Johnson, former boxing champion

Bunny Johnson was Britain's first black heavyweight boxing champion, (1975). He also won the Light-heavyweight title(1977), and in British boxing history is only (1)one of four men to have won both the Heavyweight title and the Light-heavyweight titles.

However, what makes Johnson's achievement even more memorable is that he won the Heavyweight title first before reverting to his natural weight to win the Light-heavyweight title also, and with it the famous Lonsdale belt after (3) three successful defenses. He retired as undefeated British Light heavyweight Champion in 1981.

Editor's Note

Thanks for your submission Anon.

I've also pulled this piece of information from his website as well.

"On 13th January 1975, Bunny Johnson made boxing history by knocking out Danny McAlindon to become Britain's first Black Heavyweight Boxing Champion.

He is guaranteed his place in the British boxing record books not only for his achievements in winning the heavweight championship, but also for taking the light heavyweight championship together with a coveted Lonsdale Belt." (website)


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Jamaican lloyd honegan -boxing champion

by adrian white
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loyd honegan uk boxing champion late 1980s early 90s is jamaican

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