The 2016 Olympics Games in Rio closed on Sunday evening in fine style as the host country, Brazil, featured a closing ceremony which culminated with a party featuring samba schools from Rio’s world-famous Carnival and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame.
The Caribbeans, especially a very fast Jamaican, have left their indelible mark. From a golden dive at the finish line, to a young Haitian woman swimming her way into history, to winning gold medals at 3 Olympics in a row, the Caribbeans certainly came and conquered. At final tally, Caribbeans walked away with a total of 28 medals.
Jamaica and Cuba both lead with 11 medals (Jamaica: 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze; Cuba: 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze)
Bahamas 2 medals (1 gold and 1 bronze)
Puerto Rico 1 medal (gold) – Monica Puig (tennis) won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal!!
Grenada 1 medal (silver)
Dominican Republic 1 medal (bronze)
Trinidad/Tobago 1 medal (bronze)