"Today marks 100 years since the birth of Dr Authur Wint, OD, CD, MBE, Jamaica's first Olympic gold medalist," PM Holness wrote.
Jamaica will always remember Dr Wint for his upset victory over his compatriot Herb McKenley in the 400 metres at the 1948 Olympics Games in London. Wint won in 46.2 seconds and went on to win the silver medal in the 800m.
The former Manchester High student represented Jamaica at the Doha 2019 World Championships where she reached the final of the women’s long jump.
In Arthur Wint stood not only an Olympian but a gentleman whose character and scholarship went beyond his athletic achievements which were indeed august.
Brianna Lyston is celebrating her 16th birthday today, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Lyston, a student at St. Jago, came to prominence in 2017 when she won the sprint double at Champs 2017.