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Jamaica Map

Official Language: English
Anthem: Jamaica, Land We Love
Website: jamaicaolympicassociation.com/jamaicaparalympic.com

Parapan Am

Jamaica has competed at every edition of the Parapan Am Games.

The Caribbean country has won 16 medals – five gold, eight silver and three bronze.

At Guadalajara 2011, Jamaica’s five medals were all won in athletics. Alphanso Cunningham repeated his gold medal performance in men’s discus throw from Rio de Janeiro 2007 while also taking home a silver medal in men’s javelin.

Expect to see Alphanso Cunningham attempt the three-peat at TORONTO 2015.

Pan Am 

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Jamaica has competed at every Pan Am Games since the beginning at Buenos Aires 1951.

Jamaica’s 120 medals – including 22 gold – place the country twelfth on the all-time Pan Am Games medal list.

Strong track teams have allowed the country to win gold medals in athletics at every Games since Winnipeg 1999. The country has also excelled in boxing, swimming and badminton.

At Guadalajara 2011, Jamaica sent 58 athletes, competing in ten sports and winning seven medals. Sprinter Lerone Clarke won the country’s only gold medal in the men’s 100 m.