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Jamaican Men In Sports
Accomplished Sportsmen in 5 Unpopular Sports

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by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

It often seems Jamaicans are put in a box when it comes to sports. Many believe that only a few sports are played here and even less represented internationally. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Here are 5 unpopular sports played in Jamaica and 14 Jamaican men who have played them.

Jamaican male water polo players‎

  1. Paul Nash, a former Jamaican swimmer who competed in the 1968 Olympics and the 1966 and 1970 Commonwealth Games, was born on July 10, 1943. He has also played water polo for his nation. In 1969, he received the Jamaica Sportsperson of the Year award. Brendan Nash, a West Indian cricketer, is his son.

  2. This one may be a surprise to many. The popular, Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques, a Jamaican dancehall pop recording artist known as one of the genre's most prolific performers, was born on January 9, 1973.

    From the age of 13 to 21, Paul competed on the national water polo team before giving up the game to pursue a career in music. To pursue a career in swimming, he studied commerce at Wolmer's Boys' School and the College of Arts, Science, and Technology, which is now known as the University of Technology.

Jamaican men's volleyball players‎

  1. Mark Lewis, a male beach volleyball and volleyball player from Jamaica (born October 20, 1980, in Westmoreland), earned the bronze medal with Dany Wilson in Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic in 2008 and the silver medal in the men's division at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 in Jamaica.

    He assisted his national team in indoor volleyball as they competed in Kingston, Jamaica for the NORCECA Pool D qualification for the 2010 FIVB Men's World Championship, where they placed third.

  2. Dany Wilson a male beach volleyball and volleyball player from Jamaica, (10 December 1982 in Westmoreland – 13 December 2011)in Montego Bay won the silver medal in the men's competition at the 2009 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit in Jamaica and the bronze medal at Boca Chica, Dominican Republic with Mark Lewis in 2008.

    He assisted his national team in indoor volleyball as they competed in Kingston, Jamaica for the NORCECA Pool D qualification for the 2010 FIVB Men's World Championship, where they placed third.

Jamaican male squash players‎

  1. Christopher Binnie, a professional squash player who competes for Jamaica, was born in Kingston on January 26, 1989. In January 2018, he attained a career-high world rating of No. 65. Binnie was selected for the Jamaican Pan American Games team in 2019.

  2. Lewis Walters is a Jamaican squash player who was born on February 26, 1988, in Nottingham. At the Commonwealth Games, he competed for Jamaica. Walters was selected for Jamaica's Pan American Games team in 2019.

Jamaican male sailors (sport)

  1. Sailor John Burrowes - At the Summer Olympics in 1972, he participated in the Dragon competition.

  2. Sailor Andrew Gooding - He participated in competitions at the Summer Olympics in 1992, 1996, and 2000.

  3. Charles Ogilvie - At the Summer Olympics in 1968, he participated in the Dragon competition.

  4. William Plant - At the 1968 Summer Olympics, he took part in the Flying Dutchman competition.

  5. Robert Quinton - He participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics' men's 470 race.

  6. Jamaican sailor Joseph Stockhausen is a musician. At the Summer Olympics in 1996, he participated in the men's 470 competition.

Jamaican male golfers

  1. Delroy Cambridge is a Jamaican professional golfer who was born on November 12, 1949. In 1971, Cambridge became a professional golfer. He lived in the country for a long time, working as an assistant pro at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, New York, and competing in local and regional tournaments in the New York area.

    His accomplishments in senior (over 50) golf are what make him more well-known. He was the first Jamaican to earn a spot on the European Seniors Tour in 2000, and from 2001 to 2006, he consistently finished in the top 25 of that tour's Order of Merit, with his best finish coming in third place in 2002. He has five victories on the European Senior Tour.

  2. Bertrand Milbourne Clark, a Jamaican amateur athlete who excelled in golf, cricket, and tennis and was the first black person to participate at Wimbledon in 1924, was born on April 29, 1894, and died on March 30, 1958.

    Clark was a polymath athlete who participated in amateur competitions. He won the high jump event for his school at the inaugural Inter-Secondary Schools Championship Sports held at Sabina Park in 1910.

    He eventually gained a reputation as a top golfer in Jamaica. Alongside his brother Ronald, he participated in matches for the Melbourne Cricket Club. He played soccer as well. From 1941 through 1951, he was the Jamaica Golf Association's secretary.

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References & Sources For Jamaican Men In Sports

  1. Category: Jamaican sportsmen (2019) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: (Accessed: October 21, 2022).

Jamaican Men In Sports | Written: October 21, 2022

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