Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has remembered Dr Authur Wint for his far-reaching impact on the global landscape.

“Today marks 100 years since the birth of Dr Authur Wint, OD, CD, MBE, Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medalist,” PM Holness wrote.

“We acknowledge Dr Wint’s legacy, especially his dedication and passion for the sport and health.

“His life has had a far-reaching impact on the global landscape, and he will always be remembered as Jamaica’s first Olympic gold medalists,” added Prime Minister Holness.

PM Holness gave a background of Dr Wint.

Born in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica, Dr Wint was a schoolboy athlete (Jamaican Boy Athlete of the Year -1937), then a club and Olympic track athlete, a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot, a surgeon, and High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ambassador to Sweden and Denmark. He was inducted in the Black Athletes Hall of Fame in the US (1977), the Jamaica Sports Hall of Fame (1989), and the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation Hall of Fame (2003). He was a founding member and first President of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine (JASM).

In 1989, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica by the Government.


We want to hear from you, but before you do, HIT the share buttons below to share this and other stories with friends.
Join our lively discussion by leaving a comment below. Also, join OUR Message Boards (FORUM) for more discussions —- Please remember to follow us on social media – subscribe to our social media pages
 –
blankTrackalertstv blankTrackalerts blankTrackalerts blankTrackalerts

Previous articleJamaica Olympians pay tribute to Arthur Wint
Next articleAsher-Smith “relieved” by Tokyo 2020 postponement
blank
Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here