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Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympics

Trinidad and Tobago first participated in the Summer Olympic Games in 1948, before they attained their independence from Great Britain. Despite being a small nation in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago has been able to place themselves firmly in international sports. In 1946, Sir Lennox O’Reilly organized the nation’s first Olympic committee. Trinidad and Tobago have participated in sixteen Summer Olympiads and three Winter Olympics (as well as two Summer Paralympics).

Trinidad and Tobago at the
Olympics
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
IOC codeTTO
NOCTrinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Websitewww.ttoc.org
Medals
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
11
Total
19
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960)

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by GamesEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  1948 London0101
  1952 Helsinki0022
  1956 Melbourne0000
  1964 Tokyo0123
  1968 Mexico City0000
  1972 Munich0000
  1976 Montreal1001
  1980 Moscow0000
  1984 Los Angeles0000
  1988 Seoul0000
  1992 Barcelona0000
  1996 Atlanta0022
  2000 Sydney0112
  2004 Athens0011
  2008 Beijing1102
  2012 London1124
  2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Totals (17 games)351119

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics34815
  Weightlifting0123
  Swimming0011
Totals (3 sports)351119

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Silver Rodney Wilkes   1948 London   Weightlifting Men's featherweight
  Bronze Rodney Wilkes   1952 Helsinki   Weightlifting Men's featherweight
  Bronze Lennox Kilgour   1952 Helsinki   Weightlifting Men's middle-heavyweight
  Silver Wendell Mottley   1964 Tokyo   Athletics Men's 400 metres
  Bronze Edwin Roberts   1964 Tokyo   Athletics Men's 200 metres
  Bronze Wendell Mottley
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Edwin Skinner
  1964 Tokyo   Athletics Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
  Gold Hasely Crawford   1976 Montreal   Athletics Men's 100 metres
  Bronze Ato Boldon   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's 100 metres
  Bronze Ato Boldon   1996 Atlanta   Athletics Men's 200 metres
  Silver Ato Boldon   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 100 metres
  Bronze Ato Boldon   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's 200 metres
  Bronze George Bovell   2004 Athens   Swimming Men's 200 metre individual medley
  Gold Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson
Aaron Armstrong
  2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's 4 x 100 metres relay
  Silver Richard Thompson   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's 100 metres
  Gold Keshorn Walcott   2012 London   Athletics Men's javelin throw
  Silver Marc Burns
Keston Bledman
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson
  2012 London   Athletics Men's 4 x 100 metres relay[1]
  Bronze Lalonde Gordon   2012 London   Athletics Men's 400 metres
  Bronze Lalonde Gordon
Jarrin Solomon
Renny Quow
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
Ade Alleyne-Forte
  2012 London   Athletics Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
  Bronze Keshorn Walcott   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Athletics Men's javelin throw

1948 Summer OlympicsEdit

The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in London, United Kingdom. This was the first time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent nine athletes and officials to represent the nation in three disciplines.

Errol Knowles was the Chef de Mission

AthleticsEdit

Three athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Trinidad & Tobago did not win any medals in 1948 for this discipline.

CyclingEdit

One athlete and one official represented this discipline.

Trinidad & Tobago did not win any medals in 1948 for this discipline.

Compton Gonsalves placed 17th in the kilometer time trial with a time of 1 minute and 32 seconds.

WeightliftingEdit

Gold Silver Bronze Total
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 1

One athlete and one official represented this discipline.

Rodney Wilkes won the first medal for Trinidad and Tobago lifting 317.5 kilograms in three lifts.

1952 Summer OlympicsEdit

The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. This was the second time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent four athletes and officials to represent the nation in one discipline.

Errol Knowles was the Chef de Mission


Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Both athletes won medals for Trinidad & Tobago. Rodney Wilkes lift 322.5 kilograms and Lennox Kilgour lift 402.5 kilograms.

1956 Summer OlympicsEdit

The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. This was the third time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent eight athletes and officials to represent the nation in one discipline.

Dr. Roderick Marcano was the Chef de Mission.

AthleticsEdit

Three athletes represented this discipline.

Michael Agostini placed 6th in the 100 m and 4th in the 200 m.

CyclingEdit

One athlete represented this discipline.

WeightliftingEdit

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Lennox Kilgour placed 6th. Rodney Wilkes placed 4th lifting 330 kilograms.

1960 Summer OlympicsEdit

The Games of the XVII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.

In 1958 the West Indies joined together to become a Confederation. Because of this, a West Indian Team was entered in the Olympics. Trinidad and Tobago however contributed four athletes to the team.

The British West Indies won two bronze medals, none of which were attributed to Trinidad & Tobago.

1964 Summer OlympicsEdit

The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. This was the fourth time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent twenty athletes and officials to represent the nation in four disciplines.

Knolly Henderson was the Chef de Mission.

AthleticsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze Total
  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 2 3

Seven athletes and two official represented this discipline.

Edwin Roberts won bronze in the 200 m in 20.3 seconds. The men’s relay team also won bronze. Wendell Mottley won silver for the 400 m in 45.2 seconds.

CyclingEdit

Three athletes and two official represented this discipline.

SailingEdit

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

The sailing team placed 20th.

WeightliftingEdit

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Hugo Gittens placed 11th in the lightweight class with 367.5 kg (810 lb). Brandon Bailey placed 20th in the heavyweight division.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "London 2012 4x100m relay men - Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-01-08.

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