Throughout our history Jamaicans have always excelled in sports. From Cricket to Football, Tennis to Badminton, Dominoes to Backgammon, Track and Field, Netball and Boxing. We have many pioneers and icons within these sports that have always been shining examples of skill and determination that show the world just how talented Jamaicans are.
Here are just a few of these positive reflections of the Jamaican spirit:
Marlon Samuels - Marlon Nathaniel Samuels (born 5 February 1981) is a West Indian cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle order batsman. Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut against Sri Lanka in Nairobiduring… Chris Gayle - Christopher Henry “Chris” Gayle (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for theWest Indies. He captained the West Indies’ Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays domestic cricket for Jamaica, and also represents the… Sherone Simpson - Sherone Simpson (born August 12, 1984) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is a gold medalist in the 4 x 100 m relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World Championships and… Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (born 27 December 1986; née Fraser) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in the 2008 Olympic Games when at 21 years old, the relatively unknown athlete became the first… Kerron Stewart - Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion Veronica Campbell-Brown in the process and… Juliet Cuthbert - Juliet Cuthbert (born on April 9, 1964, in Saint Thomas, Jamaica) is a Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the sprints (100 and 200 metres). Cuthbert attended Morant Bay High School and later Olney High School in Philadelphia and the University… Grace Jackson - Grace Jackson (born 14 June 1961 in St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies Federation ) is a retired Jamaican athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 and 200 metres. Jackson reached the 100 and 200 m finals in the 1984 and… Brigitte Foster-Hylton - Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D (born 7 November 1974 in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica) is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009. Like fellow Jamaican hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London she was not a successful hurdler until 2000,… Aleen Bailey - Aleen May Bailey (born November 25, 1980 in Saint Mary) is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100… Deon Hemmings - Deon Hemmings (born 10 September 1968 in Saint Ann, Jamaica) is a former female 400 metres hurdler. Hemmings was the first ever Jamaican woman to win an Olympic Gold when she won the 400m Hurdles at the 1996 Olympicsbreaking the…