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Famous Athletes from Jamaica

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. {#nodes}
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    Usain St Leo Bolt (; born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. Owing to his achievements and dominance  ...more

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    Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the West Indies. Gayle captained the West Indies Test side from 2007 to 2010.  ...more
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    Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre sprint races. He won gold at the 100 m at the 2011 World Championships as the youngest 100 m world champion  ...more
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    Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (born 30 October 1962) is a former Jamaican cricketer who represented the West Indies from 1984 to 2001, captaining the West Indies in 22 Test matches. He is a fast bowler,  ...more
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    Trevor Berbick (August 1, 1954 – October 28, 2006) was a Jamaican Canadian professional boxer who competed from 1976 to 2000. He won the WBC heavyweight title in 1986 by defeating Pinklon Thomas,  ...more

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    Middlesbrough F.C.

    BirthplaceDulwich, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityJamaica, England


    Marlon Francis King (born 26 April 1980) is a former professional footballer who played as a striker. Born and raised in south London, he started his career in non-League football with Dulwich  ...more
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    Michael Anthony Holding (born 16 February 1954) is a British Jamaican cricket commentator and former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team. One of the fastest bowlers to have ever  ...more
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    Ashford Town F.C.

    BirthplaceBalham, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityJamaica, England

    PositionDefender, Midfielder

    James Hubert Lawrence (born 8 March 1970) is a Jamaican former professional footballer and first team coach at National League South side Whitehawk. He played as a right winger for Cowes Sports,  ...more
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    Merlene Joyce Ottey OD (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican former track and field sprinter. She began her career representing Jamaica, before representing Slovenia from 2002 to 2012. She is ranked  ...more
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    Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984) 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  ...more
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    Sandra Marie Farmer-Patrick (née Farmer, born 18 August 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former athlete who competed mainly in the 400 metres hurdles. She won silver medals in that event at the 1992  ...more
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    Veronica Campbell Brown C.D (born 15 May 1982) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter, who specializes in the 100 and 200 meters. A eight-time Olympic medalist, she is the second woman in history to  ...more
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    Sherone Simpson (born 12 August 1984) is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete. She is a gold medalist in the 4 × 100 m relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World  ...more
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    Tranmere Rovers F.C.

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Jamaica


    John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE (born 7 November 1963) is an English former professional footballer and manager, who currently works as a commentator and pundit for ESPN and SuperSport. A fast,  ...more

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    Robert Fitzgerald Earle MBE (born 27 January 1965) 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 Nathaniel Samuels (born 5 February 1981) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies in all three formats, and a former ODI captain. He is a right-handed middle order  ...more
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    Shericka Williams (born 17 September 1985 in Black River, St. Elizabeth) is a former Jamaican sprinter and former student of St. Elizabeth Technical High School. Together with Novlene Williams,  ...more
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    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (née Fraser on 27 December 1986) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Fraser-Pryce ascended to prominence in 2008 when at 21 years old, the  ...more
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    Carlton Seymour Baugh (born 23 June 1982) is a Jamaican cricketer. He attended Wolmer's Schools He is an aggressive right-hand batsman, wicketkeeper and occasional bowler of leg breaks and googlies.  ...more
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    Jerome Everton Taylor (born 22 June 1984) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays currently limited over internationals for the West Indies. In July 2016, he announced his retirement from Test cricket  ...more
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    James Clive Adams (born 9 January 1968) 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 Melbourne Marshall (born 27 March 1986) is a Jamaican cricketer. He played for the West Indies as a batsman. Since January 2019, he has represented the United States cricket team.   ...more
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    Lorraine Fenton (born Lorraine Graham on 8 September 1973 in Manchester) is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres.  ...more
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    For the English footballer, see Darren PowellDaren Brent Lyle Powell (born 15 April 1978) is a West Indian cricketer who plays first-class cricket for Jamaica. A right-arm fast medium bowler, he has  ...more
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    Deon Hemmings (born 9 October 1968 in Saint Ann, Jamaica) 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  ...more