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Jamaican 50th Anniversary Olympic medal haul

The following is a table of the Jamaican Olympic medal haul over the years, a list provided to you mainly because this is the 50th independence year anniversary.  For non-Jamaicans, Jamaica became independent of Britain on August 12, 1962.

Games (year – city, country) Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 – London, England 1 2 0 3
1952 – Helsinki, Finland 2 3 0 5
1956 – Melbourne, Australia 0 0 0 0
1960 – Rome, Italy (2 bronze as part of British West Indies)
1962 Jamaican Independence from Britain
1964 – Tokyo, Japan 0 0 0 0
1968 – Mexico City, Mexico 0 1 0 1
1972 – Munich, Germany (XX Olympiad) 0 0 1 1
1976 – Montreal, Canada 1 1 0 2
1980 – Moscow, Russia [Soviet Union] 0 0 3 3
1984 – Los Angeles, USA 0 1 2 3
1988 – Seoul, South Korea 0 2 0 2
1992 – Barcelona, Spain 0 3 1 4
1996 – Atlanta, USA 1 3 2 6
2000 – Sydney, Australia 0 5 4 9
2004 – Athens, Greece 2 1 2 5
2008 – Beijing, China 6 3 2 11
2012 – London, England 4 4 4 12
Total Medals 17 29 21 67

Which year was best Olympics year for Jamaica

  • Another year not listed (6%, 1 Votes)
  • 2012 - London - Bolt, Fraser-Price , Blake (35%, 6 Votes)
  • 2008 - Beijing - Enters Bolt, Fraser, VCB (35%, 6 Votes)
  • 1996 - Atlanta - Ottey + 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze (6%, 1 Votes)
  • 1976 - Montreal - Donald Quarrie alone (6%, 1 Votes)
  • 1952 - Helsinki - second visit - 2 Gold, 3 Silver (6%, 1 Votes)
  • 1948 - London - first time - 1 Gold, 2 Silver (6%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Bolt anchors JA 4x100M to Gold, World Record

Going into the 4x100M finals, there were 4 facts:

(1) Jamaica won the last 3 at world events ( 2008 Olympics, 2009 & 2011 World Championships)
(2) Jamaica broke the world record twice, with it at 37.04
(3) Asafa Powell would not be running, but Jamaica was still confident
(4) The USA had mishaps in prior 3 events but were ready to challenge

In he end, the USA team challenged but it was too much for them as Bolt anchored the Jamaican team to a blistering 36.84 and new world record. USA finished 2nd in 37.04 and Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) was third in 38.12 after Canada was disqualified.

Congratulations to the Jamaican record-breaking relay team, all medal-winning relay .

It is 1-2-3 for Jamaica in the 200M

Jamaica cemented their dominance in the men’s sprint by following up their 1-2 finish in the 100M with a 1-2-3 finish in the 200M.

At the end, it was Usain “Lightning” Bolt winning in 19.32, with training partners Yohan Blake 19.44 and Warren Weir 19.84 personal best, finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

A great post-50th Independence anniversary for the black green and gold. All we can say is wow!

In the women’s 200M finals yesterday, favorite Allison Felix of the USA finished way ahead in first, with Shelly Ann Fraser-Price finishing 2nd ahead of Carmelita Jeter, third. Veronica Campbell-Brown narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth.

Usain “Lightning” Bolt sets new Olympic record

Usain Bolt wins 100m; sets Olympic recordDuring this year’s preparation for the Olympics (London 2012), defending Olympics champion and world record holder, Usain Bolt, was beaten by his countryman and training partner, Yohan Blake, in both 100M and 200M races. As a result, the sporting world was split on who the current “world’s fastest man” is.

At about 8:00 PM London time, the world got their answer. It was Usain “like lightning” Bolt who won in Olympic record time of 9.64 (originally 9.69) ahead of Blake (9.75) and American Justin Gatlin (9.79).

I’d say the worlds’s fastest man is still Usain Bolt, regardless of what happens in the 200M later this week.

Tyson Gay finished 4th in 9.80 and, not surprisingly, Asafa Powell pulled up and finished in 11.99. Seven men ran under 10.00. If Powell hadn’t pulled up, he might’ve finished between 4th and 6th.

Congratulations to Bolt and Blake. Please log in and say your piece here.