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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This historic track and field athletes from Jamaica list can help answer the questions "Who are some Jamaican track and field athletes of note?" and "Who are the most famous track and field athletes from Jamaica?" These prominent track and field athletes of Jamaica may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Jamaican track and field athletes.

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    Allison Randall

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceBaltimore, 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.  ...more
  • 2

    Andrew Riley

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceSaint 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.  ...more
  • 3

    BirthplaceSpanish 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  ...more

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  • 4

    BirthplaceSaint 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  ...more
  • 5

    Christine Day

    Age: 35


    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  ...more
  • 6

    Damar Forbes

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceSaint 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  ...more
  • 7

    Dane Hyatt

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceFalmouth, Jamaica

    Dane Hyatt is an Jamaican sprinter, competing in the 200 metres and 400 metres. In June 2012 Hyatt won the Jamaica Olympic trials 400m in a new personal best of 44.83 to qualify for the Jamaican team  ...more
  • 8

    Dominique Blake

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • 9

    BirthplaceNew York

    Dorian Armand Scott (born 1 February 1982 in East Orange, New Jersey, United States) is a Jamaican shot putter. He set a national record of 20.34 m to win at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean  ...more
  • 10

    Edino Steele

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Edino Steele is a Jamaican sprinter. He is known for winning a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and for his controversial failed appearance on the 2012  ...more
  • 11

    Gavin Smellie

    Age: 35

    BirthplacePapine, Jamaica

    Gavin Ramon Smellie is a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter. He participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 4x100m relay with teammates Jared Connaughton, Oluseyi Smith and Justyn Warner. In the  ...more
  • 12

    Hansle Parchment

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceSaint Thomas Parish, Jamaica

    Hansle Parchment is an Jamaican track and field athlete, competing in the 110 metres hurdles. Hansle is a student of Psychology at the University of the West Indies, Kingston and won a gold medal at  ...more
  • 13

    Jason Morgan

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Jason Morgan (born 6 October 1982) is a Jamaican discus thrower. On 6 June 2015 Morgan achieved the Jamaican record in the discus throw (68.19meters).He won the silver medal at the 2006 Central  ...more
  • 14

    BirthplaceSaint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

    Jermaine Gonzales (born 26 November 1984) is a Jamaican 400 metres runner. He is currently being coached by Glen Mills and Bertland Cameron. He had a successful start to international athletics in  ...more
  • 15

    Josef Robertson

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceSaint Andrew Parish, Jamaica

    Josef Robertson is a Jamaican hurdler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 400 metres hurdles. He competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the World Championships in Athletics in  ...more
  • 16

    Kadene Vassell

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceSaint Thomas Parish, Jamaica

    Kadene Vassell is a Jamaican born Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with personal best times of 11.67 seconds at the 100 m and 23.49 seconds at the 200 m event. Vassell won the silver medal  ...more
  • 17

    Kaliese Spencer

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceWestmoreland Parish, Jamaica

    Kaliese Spencer Carter (born 6 May 1987) is a Jamaican track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. Spencer was the Commonwealth Games champion in 2014 and a double silver  ...more
  • 18

    Kemar Bailey-Cole

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceSaint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

    Kemar Bailey-Cole is a male track and field athlete from Jamaica, who mainly competes in the 100m. He is the 2014 Commonwealth Games 100 metres champion. He qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceSaint Mary Parish, Jamaica

    Kenia Sinclair (born July 14, 1980) is a Jamaican athlete competing over 800 metres. Kenia first broke onto the international scene in 2005. On June 12 Sinclair broke Inez Turner's 10-year-old record  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    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
  • 21

    Kimberly Williams

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceSaint Thomas Parish, Jamaica

    Kimberly Williams is an Jamaican triple jumper.  ...more
  • 22

    Korene Hinds

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceSaint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

    Korene Hinds (born 19 October 1976) is a Jamaican long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metre steeplechase.  ...more
  • 23

    Latoya Greaves

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Latoya Greaves is a Jamaican hurdler. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was due to compete in the Women's 100 metres hurdles but did not start due to injury. Greaves achieved much success in regional  ...more
  • 24

    Leford Green

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceSaint Mary Parish, Jamaica

    Leford Green is a Jamaican track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metre hurdles and 400 metres. He is an alumnus of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceSaint Catherine Parish, Jamaica

    Maurice Smith may refer to: Maurice Smith (kickboxer) (born 1961), American kickboxer and mixed martial artist Maurice Smith (running back) (born 1976), American football player Maurice Smith  ...more