The London Olympics was one of the best ever for Caribbean athletes. All total, the Caribbean region logged in 36 medals, 13 of them Olympic Gold!!! Cuba leads the Caribbean with the most medals at 14. Following Cuba is Jamaica with a total of 12 medals, and, of course, 3 of those are Gold and belonging to Usain “Lightning” Bolt!
The Caribbean Olympic medal breakdown is as follows:
|CARIBBEAN MEDAL COUNT||GOLD||SILVER||BRONZE||TOTAL|
Some of the highlights include 19 year Kirani James securing the first ever Olympic medal for his country of Grenada and he did it in grand style bringing home the Gold. Usain Bolt winning 3 more Gold medals, hushing his dubious doubters and securing his “legendary” status in the Olympic history books will not be soon forgotten! And the Jamaican team as a whole showed up and showed out! Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking home 1 Gold and 2 Silver. And, let us not forget the unforgettable world record set by the Jamaican men in the 4×100 meter race and the Trinidadian team who took the Bronze in that same race!
Also, hats off to Keshorn Walcott, securing the only gold medal for his country of Trinidad and a huge RCS biggup to the men’s Bahamas track team winning gold in the Men’s 4×400-meter relay beating out the favorites United States and Jamaica!
All in all, a great showing for the Caribbean region and I cannot wait for Rio!