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List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from Jamaica. List includes the most notable athletes from Jamaica, along with photos when available. This list of Jamaican athletes is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous athletes are from Jamaica?" You can click on the names of the famous athletes of Jamaica in order to get more information about each one. Items on this list include Dorian Scott and Davian Clarke. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. (358 items)

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Usain Bolt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Usain Bolt Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD, is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic ...more

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Chris Gayle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Chris Gayle Christopher Henry "Chris" Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. He captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010. He plays ...more

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Yohan Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Yohan Blake Yohan Blake, is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint races. He won a gold medal at the 100 m at the 2011 world championships as the youngest 100 m world champion ever, and a ...more

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Courtney Walsh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Courtney Walsh Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ is a former international cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is best known for a remarkable ...more

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Trevor Berbick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Trevor Berbick Trevor Berbick was a Jamaican-Canadian heavyweight boxer who fought as a professional from 1976 until 2000. Berbick briefly held the WBC heavyweight championship in 1986, before losing it in his ...more

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Marlon King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Marlon King Middlesbrough F.C. Marlon Francis King is a professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently serving an 18-month jail sentence following a conviction for dangerous driving in May 2014. Born in ...more

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Michael Holding is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Michael Holding Michael Anthony Holding is a former West Indian cricketer. One of the fastest bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed "Whispering Death" by umpires due to his quiet ...more

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Jamie Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jamie Lawrence Ashford Town F.C. Jamie Lawrence is a football coach and former professional player. He played as a right winger for Cowes Sports, Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers, Leicester City, Bradford City, Walsall, Wigan ...more

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Merlene Ottey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Merlene Ottey Merlene Joyce Ottey OD is a Jamaican-born Slovene track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica but since 2002 has represented Slovenia, where she now resides. She is ranked fourth ...more

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Kerron Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Kerron Stewart Kerron Stewart is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She is the 2008 Jamaican national champion in the 100 m clocking 10.80s. She defeated World Champion ...more

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Sandra Farmer-Patrick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Sandra Farmer-Patrick Sandra Farmer-Patrick is a Jamaican born American former athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres hurdles. She won a silver medal in that event at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.

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Veronica Campbell-Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Veronica Campbell-Brown Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete, who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters. A seven-time Olympic medalist, she is the second woman in history to win two ...more

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Sherone Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Sherone Simpson Sherone Simpson is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is a gold medalist in the 4 x 100 m relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World ...more

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John Barnes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
John Barnes Tranmere Rovers F.C. John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE is a Jamaican-born English former footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. During his playing career, Barnes ...more

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Robbie Earle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Robbie Earle Robert Fitzgerald "Robbie" Earle MBE is an English-born Jamaican former international footballer who played as a midfielder. He played 578 league games in senior club football, scoring ...more

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Marlon Samuels is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Marlon Samuels Marlon Nathaniel Samuels is a West Indian cricketer. He is primarily a right-handed middle order batsman. Samuels made his Test debut in Australia in 2000, and his One Day International debut ...more

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Shericka Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Shericka Williams Shericka Williams is a Jamaican sprinter and former student of St. Elizabeth Technical High School. Together with Novlene Williams, Ronetta Smith and Lorraine Fenton she won a silver medal in 4 ...more

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Shelly-Ann Fraser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Shelly-Ann Fraser Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in the 2008 Olympic Games when at 21 years old, the relatively ...more

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Carlton Baugh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Carlton Baugh Carlton Seymour Baugh is a Jamaican cricketer. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman and bowls a leg break googly, however, he usually occupies the position of wicketkeeper. His Test debut came ...more

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Jerome Taylor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jerome Taylor Jerome Everton Taylor is a Jamaican born West Indian cricketer. He led the fast bowling attack comprising Dwayne Bravo, Daren Powell and Ian Bradshaw at the World Cup. The West Indies qualified ...more

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Jimmy Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jimmy Adams James Clive "Jimmy" Adams is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the West Indies as player and captain during his career. He was a steady left-handed batsman, useful left-arm ...more

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Xavier Marshall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Xavier Marshall Xavier Melbourne Marshall is a West Indies cricketer. He is a batsman and a talented fielder. However in recent years he has failed to live up to his previous reputation as a promising young ...more

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Lorraine Fenton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Lorraine Fenton Lorraine Fenton is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.

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Daren Powell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Daren Powell Daren Brent Lyle Powell is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Jamaica. A right-arm fast medium bowler, he has played Test matches and One Day Internationals for the West ...more

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Deon Hemmings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Deon Hemmings Deon Hemmings is a former female 400 metres hurdler. Hemmings was the first ever Jamaican woman to win an Olympic Gold when she won the 400m Hurdles at the 1996 Olympics breaking the Olympic ...more

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Trecia-Kaye Smith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Trecia-Kaye Smith Trecia-Kaye Smith is a Jamaican athlete competing mainly in triple jump.

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Novlene Williams-Mills is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Novlene Williams-Mills Novlene Hilaire Williams-Mills, née Novlene Hilaire Williams, is a track and field athlete who competes internationally for Jamaica. She won the bronze medal medal in the 400 metres at ...more

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Beverly McDonald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Beverly McDonald Beverly McDonald is a Jamaican sprinter. Her accomplishments include winning the silver medal in the 4 x 100 m relay at the 2000 Olympics and the gold medal in the same event at the 2004 ...more

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Shereefa Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Shereefa Lloyd Shereefa Lloyd is a Jamaican sprinter, who specializes in the 400 metres. She attended and competed for Texas Tech under coach Wes Kittley. At the 2007 World Championships Lloyd won a bronze ...more

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Brigitte Foster-Hylton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Brigitte Foster-Hylton Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009. Like fellow Jamaican hurdler Delloreen Ennis-London she was not a successful hurdler ...more

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Rosemarie Whyte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Rosemarie Whyte Rosemarie Whyte is the 2008 Jamaican national 400m champion. She represented Jamaica at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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Juliet Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Juliet Cuthbert Juliet Cuthbert is a Jamaican athlete who competed mainly in the sprints. Cuthbert attended Morant Bay High School and later Olney High School in Philadelphia and the University of Texas in ...more

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Nyron Nosworthy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Nyron Nosworthy Sunderland A.F.C. Nyron Paul Henry Nosworthy is an English-born Jamaican footballer who plays as a defender for Portsmouth, on loan from Blackpool. Beginning his career with Gillingham he moved to Sunderland in ...more

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Grace Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Grace Jackson Grace Jackson is a retired Jamaican athlete, who competed mainly in the 100 and 200 metres. Jackson reached the 100 and 200 m finals in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games and the 200 m final ...more

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Mike McCallum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Mike McCallum Mike McCallum is a Jamaican former professional boxer. McCallum is a former WBA light middleweight champion, WBA middleweight champion and WBC light heavyweight champion. After a professional ...more

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Marcus Gayle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Marcus Gayle AFC Wimbledon Marcus Anthony Gayle is an English born Jamaican former professional footballer, who was most recently manager of Staines Town. Gayle's primary position was as a striker but also played as a ...more

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Deon Burton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Deon Burton Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Deon John Burton is a professional footballer who plays for Eastleigh as a striker.

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Jobi McAnuff is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jobi McAnuff Watford F.C. Joel Joshua Frederick Melvin "Jobi" McAnuff is a professional footballer playing for Leyton Orient. He began his career at Wimbledon, making over 100 appearances for the club before ...more

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George Kerr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
George Kerr George Ezekiel Kerr was a Jamaican athlete who competed in the 400 metres and 800 metres twice making the Olympic Games final in the latter event. He was born in Hanover Parish, Maryland, and ...more

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Jason Euell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Jason Euell Charlton Athletic F.C. Jason Joseph Euell is a former footballer and now the Under 21s coach at Charlton Athletic FC. He played as either a forward or a midfielder. He has also been capped three times by Jamaica. He ...more

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Aleen Bailey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Aleen Bailey Aleen May Bailey is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica.

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Chris Humphrey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Chris Humphrey Shrewsbury Town F.C. Christopher Charles Humphrey is a Jamaican professional footballer who plays as a winger for Preston North End and the Jamaica national team.

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Darren Moore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Darren Moore Barnsley F.C. Darren Mark Moore is an English-born Jamaican former professional footballer. During his playing career, he earned three international caps for Jamaica. Moore is also a member of the management ...more

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Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Michael Johnson Notts County F.C. Michael Owen Johnson is a former footballer who played as a defender, primarily at centre-half, although he also played left-back when called upon. He made more than 550 appearances in the ...more

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Michelle Burgher is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Michelle Burgher Michelle Burgher is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica.

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Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes is a Jamaican athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres hurdles event. She finished 4th in the 1996 Summer Olympics. She has also won medals in relay. Parris-Thymes ...more

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Michelle Freeman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Michelle Freeman Michelle Freeman is a former Jamaican track & field athlete who was an Olympic bronze medalist. Freeman was born in Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica. In 1988, she was awarded the Austin Sealy ...more

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Delloreen Ennis-London is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Delloreen Ennis-London Delloreen Ennis-London is a Jamaican hurdling athlete who won the silver medal in the 100 metre hurdles at the 2005 World Championships.

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Tayna Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Tayna Lawrence Tayna Lawrence is a Track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is an Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay race. Lawrence graduated at Florida ...more

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Catherine Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Jamaica
Catherine Scott Catherine Scott is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles. She also competed on the successful Jamaican team in the 4 x 400 metres relay, winning an Olympic silver ...more