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Kareem Streete-Thompson

Kareem Streete-Thompson (born March 30, 1973) is a Caymanian-American athlete specializing in the long jump and the 100 metres. He was born in Ithaca, New York.

Kareem Streete-Thompson
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Cayman Islands
World Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Lisbon Long Jump
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Manchester Long Jump
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg Long Jump
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Plovdiv Long Jump

Although born in the United States, he lived his first 18 years in the Cayman Islands. Originally he represented the Cayman Islands, then the United States, and then from 1999 the Cayman Islands again.[1]

Two times in the role, he was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 1989 CARIFTA Games and 1990 CARIFTA Games.[2][3]

In the 2004 Summer Olympics, he participated in the 100 metres, achieving a second place and a season's best time in the heat from which he qualified, before exiting the competition in the second round with a fifth-placed finish. In the long jump competition, he did not qualify for the final.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   Cayman Islands
1987 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 1st Long jump 6.91 m
1988 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Kingston, Jamaica 1st Long jump 7.06 m
World Junior Championships Sudbury, Canada 47th (h) 100m 11.30 (wind: -1.0 m/s)
24th (q) Long jump 6.84 m (wind: -0.6 m/s)
1989 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 100 m 10.88
3rd 200 m 21.9
1st Long jump 7.83 m
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 29th (qf) 100 m 10.89
11th Long jump 7.53 m
CARIFTA Games (U-20) Kingston, Jamaica 1st Long jump 7.94 m
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Havana, Cuba 4th 200 m 22.41   (-0.9 m/s)
1st Long jump 7.97 m   (0.3 m/s)
World Junior Championships Plovdiv, Bulgaria 3rd Long jump 7.94 m (wind: -0.2 m/s)
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 38th (q) Long jump 6.99 m   (0.3 m/s)
1992 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2nd 100 m 10.6   (0.0 m/s)
1st Long jump 7.57 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 46th (h) 100 m 10.78   (-2.2 m/s)
38th (q) Long jump 7.39 m   (-0.5 m/s)
Representing   United States
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 1st Long jump 8.22 m (w)
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 3rd Long jump 8.29 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th Long jump 7.43 m   (-2.1 m/s)
Representing   Cayman Islands
1999 Pan American Games Winnipeg, Canada 2nd Long jump 8.12 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 8th 100 m 10.24   (0.2 m/s)
24th (q) Long jump 7.75 m   (0.2 m/s)
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 13th (q) Long jump 7.99 m   (0.3 m/s)
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd Long jump 8.16 m
Central American and Caribbean Championships Guatemala City, Guatemala 1st Long jump 7.97 m A
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 5th Long jump 8.10 m   (0.7 m/s)
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 3rd Long jump 7.89 m   (1.2 m/s)
2003 Central American and Caribbean Championships St George's, Grenada 8th 4 × 100 m 41.50
1st Long jump 8.12 m w
World Championships Paris, France 15th (q) Long jump 7.87 m   (-1.0 m/s)
Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 9th (h) 4 × 100 m 41.10
4th Long jump 7.96 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 21st (qf) 100 m 10.24   (-0.2 m/s)
20th (q) Long jump 7.85 m   (0.7 m/s)
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 23rd (qf) 100 m 10.71   (-0.4 m/s)
12th (h) 4 × 100 m 40.76
Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 14th (sf) 100 m 10.47


  1. ^ Streete-Thompson, Kareem (13 November 2003), Kareem Streete-Thompson joins Marion Jones’ training group in Raleigh, IAAF, retrieved 25 March 2012
  2. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 2 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011
  3. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 3 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-25, retrieved Oct 12, 2011