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Jamaica at the Paralympics

Jamaica made its Paralympic Games début at the 1968 Summer Paralympics in Tel Aviv. It competed again in 1972, was absent in 1976, returned in 1980, and has competed at every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then. Jamaica has never taken part in the Winter Paralympics.[1]

Jamaica at the
Paralympics
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IPC code JAM
NPC Jamaica Paralympic Association
Medals
Ranked 44th
Gold
20
Silver
16
Bronze
18
Total
54
Summer appearances

Jamaican competitors have won a total of 54 Paralympic medals: 20 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze. This puts it in 44th place on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table.

Jamaica's success has declined sharply over the years, from a peak of 8 gold medals, 3 silver and 7 bronze in 1972, to just 1 bronze in 2008. Jamaica's gold medallists are Baracatt (full name not recorded; women's precision javelin, 1968); Excell (full name not recorded; men's club throw, 1968); Meikle (full name not recorded; women's 50m breaststroke, 1968); Patrick Reid (men's discus and pentathlon, men's 25m breaststroke, 1972); Rohne (full name not recorded; women's 60m wheelchair race, 1972); Leone Williams (women's discus, 1972; women's discus and shot put, 1980); Nella McPherson (women's 3x25m medley and 50m breaststroke, 1972); Pearson (full name not recorded; men's featherweight (weightlifting), 1972); Henriette Davis (women's shot put, 1980); Davis Jeffreson (men's javelin, 1980); Sarah Newland (women's 100m race, women's 100m breaststroke, 1980); Minette Wilson (women's club throw, 1980; women's javelin, 1988); and Alphanso Cunningham (men's discus, 2004).[2]


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Medal tallyEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1968 Summer Paralympics 3 1 1 5 14th
1972 Summer Paralympics 8 3 4 15 10th
1976 Summer Paralympics Did not compete
1980 Summer Paralympics 7 7 5 19 18th
1984 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
1988 Summer Paralympics 1 4 3 8 33rd
1992 Summer Paralympics 0 1 2 3 47th
1996 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2000 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2004 Summer Paralympics 1 0 1 2 53rd
2008 Summer Paralympics 0 0 1 1 69th
2012 Summer Paralympics 1 0 0 1 52nd
2016 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Vincent Excell   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Men's precision javelin throw open
  Gold Baracatt   1968 Tel Aviv Athletics Women's precision javelin throw open
  Gold Meikle   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke class 4 incomplete
  Silver Meikle   1968 Tel Aviv Swimming Women's 50m freestyle class 4 incomplete
  Bronze Hall   1968 Tel Aviv Weightlifting Men's lightweight
  Gold Patrick Reid   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's discus throw 1B
  Gold Patrick Reid   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Men's pentathlon 1B
  Gold Rhone   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's 60m wheelchair 5
  Gold Leone Williams   1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's discus throw 5
  Gold Patrick Reid   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Men's 25m breaststroke 1B
  Gold Nella McPherson   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke 3
  Gold Nella McPherson   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 75m individual medley 3
  Gold Pearson   1972 Heidelberg Weightlifting Men's featherweight
  Silver Leone Williams   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 100m backstroke 6
  Silver Mullings   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 25m breaststroke 2
  Bronze Lewis
Nella McPherson
Rhone
Leone Williams
  1972 Heidelberg Athletics Women's 4x40m wheelchair relay open
  Bronze Patrick Reid   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Men's 25m backstroke 1B
  Bronze Nella McPherson   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 50m backstroke 3
  Bronze Mullings   1972 Heidelberg Swimming Women's 75m individual medley 2
  Gold Jefferson Davis   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's javelin throw 3
  Gold Sarah Newland   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's 100m D1
  Gold Minette Wilson   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's club throw 1B
  Gold Leone Williams   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's discus throw 5
  Gold Henriette Davis   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's shot put 4
  Gold Leone Williams   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's shot put 5
  Gold Sarah Newland   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke D1
  Silver Quida White   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's discus throw 3
  Silver Henriette Davis   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's javelin throw 4
  Silver Leone Williams   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's javelin throw 5
  Silver Nella McPherson   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's slalom 3
  Silver Nella McPherson   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m backstroke 3
  Silver Nella McPherson   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 50m breaststroke 3
  Silver Sarah Newland   1980 Arnhem Swimming Women's 3x50m individual medley D1
  Bronze Norman Burke   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's javelin throw D1
  Bronze Norman Burke   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's shot put D1
  Bronze Patrick Reid   1980 Arnhem Athletics Men's pentathlon 1C
  Bronze Minette Wilson   1980 Arnhem Athletics Women's shot put 1B
  Gold Minette Wilson   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's javelin throw 1B
  Silver Jefferson Davis   1988 Seoul Athletics Men's javelin throw 4
  Silver Sylvia Grant   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's discus throw 5
  Silver Sylvia Grant   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's javelin throw 5
  Silver Sylvia Grant   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's pentathlon 5-6
  Bronze Minette Wilson   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's discus throw 1B
  Bronze Henriette Davis   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's javelin throw 4
  Bronze Minette Wilson   1988 Seoul Athletics Women's shot put 1B
  Silver Sylvia Grant   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's javelin throw THW7
  Bronze Jefferson Davis   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's javelin throw THW6
  Bronze Sylvia Grant   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's discus throw THW7
  Gold Alphanso Cunningham   2004 Athens Athletics Men's discus throw F53
  Bronze Tanto Campbell   2004 Athens Athletics Men's discus throw F56
  Bronze Tanto Campbell   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's discus throw F55/56
  Gold Alphanso Cunningham   2012 London Athletics Men's javelin throw F52-53

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