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Winfield Braithwaite is a retired Guyanese light-welterweight boxer, who represented his country at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. There he won the gold medal in the light-welterweight division, defeating Alec Leatherday of Australia, Baba Sumaila of Ghana, Michael Mwangi of Kenya and finally, James Douglas of Scotland in the final by knockout in the first round.[1][2] It was the first gold medal won by a Guyanese athlete at the Commonwealth Games since runner Phil Edwards won the 880 yards in 1934.[3]

Winfield Braithwaite


  1. ^ "11.Commonwealth Games - Edmonton, Canada - August 3-12 1978". Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  2. ^ Michael Benjamin (17 June 2012). "Winfield Braithwaite – Guyana's smooth, slick Commonwealth gold medalist still believes punches are the same". Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Who Will Medal for Guyana at the 20th Commonwealth Games?". Starbroek News. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.