Jamaica

History

Jamaica made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1948 and has competed ever since with the exception of 1960 where it competed as the British West Indies with other Caribbean nations. The nation sends a medium sized delegation of around 3-5 dozen athletes since 1984. The overwhelming majority of the Jamaican team competes in athletics, but other sports commonly seen throughout its history are boxing, cycling and swimming.

Jamaica has won at least one medal in most Olympics with the exceptions being in 1956 and 1964. In total they have won 77 medals with all, but one coming in athletics, the other was in cycling. Jamaica’s most successful athlete in terms of number of medals was sprinter Merlene Ottey whom won three silver and six bronze medals between 1980 and 2000 in the women’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. The most successful athlete in terms of gold medals is Usain Bolt whom won eight gold medals in the men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay across three Olympics (2008-2016). In 2016 Jamaica won 11 medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 100m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Men’s 200m Andre Ewers
Rasheed Dwyer
Yohan Blake
Men’s 400m Akeem Bloomfield
Demish Gaye
Nathon Allen
Men’s 110m Hurdles Omar McLeod
Ronald Levy
Orlando Bennett
Men’s 400m Hurdles Kemar Mowatt
Men’s 4x400m Relay Akeem Bloomfield
Nathon Allen
Terry Thomas
Demish Gaye
Javon Francis
Men’s Long Jump Tajay Gayle
Men’s Discus Throw Fedrick Dacres
Traves Smikle

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 200m Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Preyce
Janeek Brown
Women’s 400m Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 800m Natoya Goule
Women’s 5000m Aisha Praught-Leer
Women’s 100m Hurdles Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 400m Hurdles Over 3 Eligible Athletes
Women’s 4x100m Relay Natalliah Whyte
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jonielle Smith
Shericka Jackson
Natasha Morrison
Women’s 4x400m Relay Anastasia Le-Roy
Tiffany James
Stephanie Ann McPherson
Shericka Jackson
Roneisha McGregor
Women’s Long Jump Tissanna Hickling
Women’s Triple Jump Shanieka Ricketts
Kimberly Williams
Women’s Shot Put Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Women’s Discus Throw Shadae Lawrence

Mixed Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Mixed 4x400m Relay Nathon Allen
Roneisha McGregor
Tiffany James
Javon Francis
Janieve Russell

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Artistic Individual Events Danusia Francis

Swimming

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Alia Atkinson