Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympics

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Trinidad and Tobago at the
Olympics
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
IOC codeTTO
NOCTrinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Websitewww.ttoc.org
Medals
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
12
Total
19
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960)

Trinidad and Tobago first participated in the Summer Olympic Games in 1948, before they attained their independence from Great Britain. Despite being a small nation in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago has been able to place themselves firmly in international sports. In 1946, Sir Lennox O’Reilly organized the nation’s first Olympic committee. Trinidad and Tobago have participated in sixteen Summer Olympiads and three Winter Olympics (as well as two Summer Paralympics).

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Games[edit]

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
United Kingdom 1948 London0101
Finland 1952 Helsinki0022
Australia 1956 Melbourne0000
Japan 1964 Tokyo0123
Mexico 1968 Mexico City0000
West Germany 1972 Munich0000
Canada 1976 Montreal1001
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow0000
United States 1984 Los Angeles0000
South Korea 1988 Seoul0000
Spain 1992 Barcelona0000
United States 1996 Atlanta0022
Australia 2000 Sydney0112
Greece 2004 Athens0011
China 2008 Beijing1102
United Kingdom 2012 London1124
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro0011
Totals (17 games)351119

Medals by sport[edit]

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics34815
Weightlifting0123
Swimming0011
Totals (3 sports)351119

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Rodney Wilkes United Kingdom 1948 London Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's featherweight
 Bronze Rodney Wilkes Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's featherweight
 Bronze Lennox Kilgour Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting Men's middle-heavyweight
 Silver Wendell Mottley Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Bronze Edwin Roberts Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Bronze Wendell Mottley
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Edwin Skinner
Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
 Gold Hasely Crawford Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Ato Boldon United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Ato Boldon United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Silver Ato Boldon Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Ato Boldon Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 200 metres
 Bronze George Bovell Greece 2004 Athens Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming Men's 200 metre individual medley
 Gold Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson
Aaron Armstrong
China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 x 100 metres relay
 Silver Richard Thompson China 2008 Beijing Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 100 metres
 Gold Keshorn Walcott United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin throw
 Silver Marc Burns
Keston Bledman
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson
United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 x 100 metres relay[1]
 Bronze Lalonde Gordon United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 400 metres
 Bronze Lalonde Gordon
Jarrin Solomon
Renny Quow
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
Ade Alleyne-Forte
United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
 Bronze Keshorn Walcott Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men's javelin throw

1948 Summer Olympics[edit]

The Games of the XIV Olympiad were held in 1948 in London, United Kingdom. This was the first time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent nine athletes and officials to represent the nation in three disciplines.

Errol Knowles was the Chef de Mission

Athletics[edit]

Three athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Trinidad & Tobago did not win any medals in 1948 for this discipline.

Cycling[edit]

One athlete and one official represented this discipline.

Trinidad & Tobago did not win any medals in 1948 for this discipline.

Compton Gonsalves placed 17th in the kilometer time trial with a time of 1 minute and 32 seconds.

Weightlifting[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 1

One athlete and one official represented this discipline.

Rodney Wilkes won the first medal for Trinidad and Tobago lifting 317.5 kilograms in three lifts.

1952 Summer Olympics[edit]

The Games of the XV Olympiad were held in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland. This was the second time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent four athletes and officials to represent the nation in one discipline.

Errol Knowles was the Chef de Mission


Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Both athletes won medals for Trinidad & Tobago. Rodney Wilkes lift 322.5 kilograms and Lennox Kilgour lift 402.5 kilograms.

1956 Summer Olympics[edit]

The Games of the XVI Olympiad were held in 1956 in Melbourne, Australia. This was the third time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent eight athletes and officials to represent the nation in one discipline.

Dr. Roderick Marcano was the Chef de Mission.

Athletics[edit]

Three athletes represented this discipline.

Michael Agostini placed 6th in the 100 m and 4th in the 200 m.

Cycling[edit]

One athlete represented this discipline.

Weightlifting[edit]

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Lennox Kilgour placed 6th. Rodney Wilkes placed 4th lifting 330 kilograms.

1960 Summer Olympics[edit]

The Games of the XVII Olympiad were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.

In 1958 the West Indies joined together to become a Confederation. Because of this, a West Indian Team was entered in the Olympics. Trinidad and Tobago however contributed four athletes to the team.

The British West Indies won two bronze medals, none of which were attributed to Trinidad & Tobago.

1964 Summer Olympics[edit]

The Games of the XVIII Olympiad were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. This was the fourth time Trinidad & Tobago was represented in the Olympics. The Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee sent twenty athletes and officials to represent the nation in four disciplines.

Knolly Henderson was the Chef de Mission.

Athletics[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 2 3

Seven athletes and two official represented this discipline.

Edwin Roberts won bronze in the 200 m in 20.3 seconds. The men’s relay team also won bronze. Wendell Mottley won silver for the 400 m in 45.2 seconds.

Cycling[edit]

Three athletes and two official represented this discipline.

Sailing[edit]

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

The sailing team placed 20th.

Weightlifting[edit]

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

Hugo Gittens placed 11th in the lightweight class with 367.5 kg (810 lb). Brandon Bailey placed 20th in the heavyweight division.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012 4x100m relay men - Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2017-01-08.

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