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Famous Athletes from Jamaica

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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. {#nodes}
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  • Usain Bolt1
    Usain St Leo Bolt (; born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter. He is a world...  more

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  • Chris Gayle2
    Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays...  more
  • Yohan Blake3
    Yohan Blake (born 26 December 1989), is a Jamaican sprinter of the 100-metre and 200-metre...  more
  • Courtney Walsh4
    Courtney Andrew Walsh OJ (born 30 October 1962) is a former Jamaican cricketer who represented...  more
  • Trevor Berbick5
    Trevor Berbick (August 1, 1954 – October 28, 2006) was a Jamaican Canadian professional boxer...  more

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  • Marlon King6

    Marlon King

    Middlesbrough F.C.

    BirthplaceDulwich, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityJamaica, England

    PositionForward

    Marlon Francis King (born 26 April 1980) is a former professional footballer who played as a...  more
  • Michael Holding7
    Michael Anthony Holding (born 16 February 1954) is a British Jamaican cricket commentator and...  more
  • Jamie Lawrence8

    Jamie Lawrence

    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...  more
  • Merlene Ottey9
    Merlene Joyce Ottey OD (born 10 May 1960) is a Jamaican former track and field sprinter. She...  more
  • Kerron Stewart10
    Kerron Stewart (born 16 April 1984) is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres...  more
  • Sandra Farmer-Patrick11
    Sandra Marie Farmer-Patrick (née Farmer, born 18 August 1962) is a Jamaican-born American...  more
  • Veronica Campbell-Brown12
    Veronica Campbell Brown C.D (born 15 May 1982) is a Jamaican track and field sprinter, who...  more
  • Sherone Simpson13
    Sherone Simpson (born 12 August 1984) is a Jamaican track and field sprint athlete. She is a...  more
  • John Barnes14

    John Barnes

    Tranmere Rovers F.C.

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Jamaica

    PositionMidfielder

    John Charles Bryan Barnes MBE (born 7 November 1963) is an English former professional...  more

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  • Robbie Earle15
    Robert Fitzgerald Earle MBE (born 27 January 1965) is an English-born Jamaican former...  more
  • Marlon Samuels16
    Marlon Nathaniel Samuels (born 5 February 1981) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays...  more
  • Shericka Williams17
    Shericka Williams (born 17 September 1985 in Black River, St. Elizabeth) is a former Jamaican...  more
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser18
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, OD (née Fraser on 27 December 1986) is a Jamaican track and field...  more

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    Carlton Seymour Baugh (born 23 June 1982) is a Jamaican cricketer. He attended Wolmer's...  more
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    Jerome Everton Taylor (born 22 June 1984) is a Jamaican cricketer who plays currently limited...  more
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    James Clive Adams (born 9 January 1968) is a former Jamaican cricketer, who represented the...  more
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    Xavier Melbourne Marshall (born 27 March 1986) is a Jamaican cricketer. He played for the West...  more
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    Lorraine Fenton (born Lorraine Graham on 8 September 1973 in Manchester) is a retired Jamaican...  more
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    For the English footballer, see Darren PowellDaren Brent Lyle Powell (born 15 April 1978) is a...  more
  • Deon Hemmings25
    Deon Hemmings (born 9 October 1968 in Saint Ann, Jamaica) is a former female 400 metres...  more