Famous Track And Field Athletes from Jamaica

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Jamaica, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Jamaica and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Jamaica. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Jamaican track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Jamaica is included when available.

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  • Allison Randall

    Allison Randall

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
    Allison Randall is a Jamaican athlete. She competed for Jamaica in the discus at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013 June Randall tested positive at doping test taken at Jamaican trials.
  • Andrew Riley

    Andrew Riley

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Saint Thomas Parish, Jamaica
    Andrew Riley is a Jamaican sprinter, mainly competing in the 110 m hurdles and more recently 100 metres. He went pro signing with Puma SE shortly after his collegiate career.
    • Birthplace: Spanish Town, Jamaica
    Asafa Powell, CD (born 23 November 1982) is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He set the 100 metres world record twice, between June 2005 and May 2008 with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s ranks fourth on the all-time list of male 100 metre athletes. As of 1 September 2016, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier more times than anyone else – 97 times. He currently holds the world record for the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.09 s, set on 27 May 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012. In 2008, he won a gold medal, and set the world and Olympic records as part of the Jamaican 4 × 100 metres relay team. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships, he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay respectively, and he was successful at the Commonwealth Games, winning two golds and one silver medal. At the 2009 World Championships, he won the 100 m bronze and relay gold. Powell has won five times at the IAAF World Athletics Final and was the former 100 m world record holder in the event. Powell had tested positive for the drug oxilofrine in 2013 and withdrew from the 2013 World Athletics Championships as a result. Powell and fellow Jamaican Sprinter, Sherone Simpson had taken the supplement Ephiphany D1 as part of their training regimen, not knowing it contained oxilofrine. It was later revealed that Acacia was substituted with oxilofrine, and not revealed by the manufacturer. The duo sued the company that sold the supplement, Dynamic Life Nutrition (DLN), in order to clear their names. Both Powell and Simpson reached an out of court settlement for an undisclosed amount in September 2015. After the settlement, Simpson released a statement stating: "Both Asafa and I are happy that we were able to settle this out of court." In April 2014, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission announced that he would be suspended for 18 months over doping charges, expiring in December that year. However, after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the suspension was reduced to 6 months.
    • Birthplace: Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
    Brigitte Foster-Hylton OD (born 7 November 1974 in Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica) 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 until 2000, when she lowered her personal best by 65/100. Having improved greatly, she finished eighth at the 2000 Olympics. At Athens 2004 she pulled out of the semi-finals. Foster-Hylton won the silver medal at the 2003 World Championships and the bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing Foster-Hylton finished sixth in the final, but was only two-hundredths of a second behind the silver medallist. Foster-Hylton's greatest achievement came in 2009 when she became World Champion at 100 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Berlin. She had previously won the 100 metres hurdles titles at both the Pan American Games (in 2003) and the Commonwealth Games (in 2006). She has been married to the group managing director of National Commercial Bank Jamaica, Patrick Hylton, since 2005.
  • Christine Day

    Christine Day

    Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Jamaica
    Christine Day is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She represented Jamaica at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the individual 400m and in the 4x400 metre relay. Day was eliminated in the semifinals of the individual 400m but she and teammates Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams and Novlene Williams-Mills won bronze in the relay.
  • Damar Forbes

    Damar Forbes

    Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
    Damar Forbes is a Jamaican long jumper. He has a personal best of 8.25 m . He is coached by former world champion Dwight Phillips. He competed in the long jump event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. and at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. He was the silver medallist at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics. He placed eighth in the final of the 2013 World Championships in Athletics. He also had a win on the 2013 IAAF Diamond League circuit that year, taking the top honours at the Meeting Areva. While studying at Louisiana State University he competed athletically for the LSU Tigers and was the 2013 NCAA Outdoor champion in the long jump with a jump of w. He won two Southeastern Conference titles and also had four NCAA runner-up finishes.