Jamaica at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Jamaica sent a delegation to compete at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England from 29 July to 14 August 1948. This was the nation's first appearance at the Summer Olympic Games since they became a member of the International Olympic Committee back in 1936.

Jamaica at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of Jamaica (1906-1957).svg
IOC codeJAM
NOCJamaica Olympic Association
Websitewww.joa.org.jm
in London
Competitors13 in 3 sports
Medals
Ranked 20th
Gold
1
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
3
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960 S)

Jamaica delegation's consisted of 13 competitors competing in three sports with 10 of them competing in the athletics where they recorded their first medal in Olympic history when Arthur Wint secured a silver medal in the men's 800 metres before claiming the nation's first gold medal three days later in the 400 metres as he finished ahead of fellow Jamaican Herb McKenley.[1] The other three competitors competed in the boxing and weightlifting respectively as the nation finished 20th in the standings.[2]

MedalistsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arthur WINT". Olympics.com. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Jamaica at the 1948 London Summer Games | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-07-18. Retrieved 2016-07-27.

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