The ones to watch in London

Kwame Laurence lists potential medallists from the Caribbean


CUBA

Lázaro Álvarez
Born                      January 28, 1991
Event                    Boxing (featherweight)
Record                  Won 5, lost 1
Olympic medals    0
 

Mijaín López
Born                       August 20, 1982
Event                     Greco-Roman
wrestling                (120kg)
Olympic medals    1 gold

Yarelis Barrios
Born                       July 12, 1983
Event                     Discus
Personal best        68.03 metres
Olympic medals    1 silver
 

Guillermo Martínez
Born                      June 28, 1981
Event                    Javelin
Personal best       87.17m
Olympic medals    0

Lázaro Borges
Born                      June 19, 1986
Event                    Pole vault
Personal best       5.90 metres
Olympic medals    0
 

Yipsi Moreno
Born                      November 19, 1980
Event                    Hammer throw
Personal best       76.62 metres
Olympic medals    2 silver

Julio César la Cruz
Born                      August 11, 1989
Event                    Boxing (light heavyweight)
Record                  Won 8, lost 4   
Olympic medals    0
 

Dayron Robles
Born                      November 19, 1986
Event                    110m hurdles
Personal best       12.87
Olympic medals    1 gold

Ibrahim Camejo
Born                      June 28, 1982
Event                     Long jump
Personal best        8.46 metres
Olympic medals    1 bronze
 

Leonel Suárez
Born                      September 1, 1987
Main event            Decathlon
Personal best        8,654 points
Olympic medals    1 bronze

JAMAICA

Yohan Blake
Born                      December 26, 1989
Main events          100m, 200m
Personal best        9.82 (9.80 wind-assisted), 19.26
Olympic medals    0
 

Veronica Campbell-Brown
Born                     May 15, 1982
Main events         100m, 200m
Personal best       10.76, 21.74
Olympic medals    3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

Asafa Powell
Born                     November 23, 1982
Main events         100m, 200m
Personal best       9.72, 19.90
Olympic medals    1 gold
 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Born                     December 27, 1986
Main events         100m, 200m
Personal best       10.73, 22.15
Olympic medals    1 gold

Melaine Walker
Born                      January 1, 1983
Main event            400m hurdles
Personal best        52.42
Olympic medals    1 gold
 

Sherone Simpson
Born                     August 12, 1984
Main events         100m, 200m, 400m
Personal best       10.82, 22.00, 51.25
Olympic medals    1 gold, 1 silver

Shericka Williams
Born                      September 17, 1985
Main events          200m, 400m
Personal best        22.50, 49.32
Olympic medals    1 silver, 1 bronze
 

Kerron Stewart
Born                     April 16, 1984
Main events         100m, 200m
Personal best       10.75, 21.99
Olympic medals    1 silver, 1 bronze

Usain Bolt
Born                      August 21, 1986
Main events          100m, 200m
Personal best        9.58, 19.19
Olympic medals    3 gold
 

 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Born                     October 14, 1986
Main events         100m, 200m
Personal best       10.84, 22.60
Olympic medals    0
 

Andrew Lewis
Born                      November 30, 1989
Event                     Sailing (Laser standard)
Personal best        National Champion
Olympic medals    0

George Bovell
Born                       July 18, 1983
Main events           Swimming: individual medley, freestyle
Personal best        200m medley 1:58.80, 50m freestyle 21.20
Olympic medals    1 bronze
 

Njisane Phillip
Main event            Cycling
Olympic medals    0

Jehue Gordon
Born                     December 15, 1991
Main event           400m hurdles
Personal best       48.26
Olympic medals    0
 

Richard Thompson
Born                     June 7, 1985
Main events          100m, 200m
Personal best        9.85, 20.18
Olympic medals    2 silver

THE BAHAMAS

Trevor Barry
Born                      June 14, 1983
Event                     High jump
Personal best        2.32 metres
Olympic medals    0
 

Leevan Sands
Born                       August 16, 1981
Event                     Triple jump
Personal best        17.59 metres
Olympic medals     1 bronze

Donald Thomas
Born                      July 1, 1984
Event                     High jump
Personal best        2.35 metres
Olympic medals    0
 

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Manuel Félix Díaz
Born                      December 10, 1983
Event                    Boxing (welterweight)
Record                  Won 9, lost 0
Olympic medals    1 gold
 

Félix Sánchez
Born                      August 30, 1977
Main event            400m hurdles
Personal best        47.25
Olympic medals    1 gold
 

GRENADA

Kirani James
Born                       September 1, 1992
Main events           200m, 400m
Personal best        20.41, 44.36
Olympic medals    0
 

 

ST KITTS AND NEVIS

Kim Collins
Born                      April 5, 1976
Main events          100m, 200m
Personal best        9.98, 20.20
Olympic medals    0
 

 

PUERTO RICO

Javier Culson
Born                     July 25, 1984
Main event           400m hurdles
Personal best       47.72
Olympic medals    0