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.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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