Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ALL the Caribbean Olympic Champions

I've experienced London 2012 with a lot of Caribbean Pride. It is amazing how much Olympic triumphs those tiny islands in the Caribbean sea has experienced. Beside the excepted but anyway exceptional three times gold medals win by Usain Bolt the biggest surprise was of course:

The biggest surprise

The surprising gold medal by Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago. The nineteen year old surprised the Europeans by becoming the first none-European Olympic javelin throwing Olympic champion in like 60 years! Walcott threw a national record 84.58m to claim the Olympic gold medal in the men's javelin.

The sensation

Bahamas wrote history by winning the 4 X 400 meter relay gold in men’s athletics. The USA had win the title 16 times in a row but was defeated in London by these four from the Bahamas.

The youth!

Kerani James fullfilled the expectation by winning the Olympic Gold medal after becoming World Champion in 400 meter men Athletics, the first Olympic medal for Grenada! Like the Trinidadian champion Walcott he's only nineteen years old.

Boxing Cubans

Roniel Iglesias from Cuba became Olympic Boxing Champion in the Men Light Welterweight.

Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana got the Olympic Boxing title in the Men Flyweight category.

Our own Caribbean legend

It's common knowledge:
100 meter men GOLD
200 meter men GOLD
4 X 100 meter realy men GOLD
A repeat of his 2008 glorious performance with the same three gold medals.

That's not all folks. More to come:

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce- Jamaica Athletics 100 meter women GOLD
She defended her 2008 Olympic title.

Mijain Lopez Nunez- Cuba Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120kg GOLD

Idalys Ortiz- Cuba Judo Women +78kg

Felix Sanchez- Dominican Republic Athletics 400 meter hurdles men GOLD His second Olympic gold, he also won in 2004.

Mister Bolt didn't do the 4 X 100 by his own. The other gold medalist in4X 100 meter athletics: Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake and Michael Frater.

Leuris Pupo- Cuba Shooting Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol GOLD

Caribbean Sport Pride!