Famous Jamaican Sportspersons

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 1 Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt.
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: August 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Jamaica

One of the greatest athletes ever, Usain Bolt is popular by the nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’. He holds the world record for 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016).

 2 Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston

Known as the most capped West Indian player in international cricket, Chris Gayle is also the only player with a triple hundred in Tests, a double century in ODIs, and a century in T20Is. Breaking Brian Lara's record of 10,348 runs, he became the leading West Indian ODI run-scorer.

 3 Yohan Blake

Yohan Blake.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Jamaica

 4 Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston
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 5 Patrick Chung

Patrick Chung.
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 19, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 6 Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
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 7 Shawn Rhoden

Shawn Rhoden
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Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: April 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
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 8 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston

 9 Andre Russell

Andre Russell.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaican cricketer Andre Russell, who gained fame as a West Indian all-rounder, holds the record of being the second person to score a century and a hat-trick in the same T-20 match. In 2021, he released a video thanking Indian prime minister Narendra Modi for sending COVID-19 vaccines to Jamaica.

 10 Asafa Powell

Asafa Powell
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Famous As: Sprinter, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: November 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spanish Town

 11 Merlene Ottey

Merlene Ottey
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover Parish, Jamaica

 12 Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Andrew, Jamaica

 13 Steve Bucknor

Steve Bucknor
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Famous As: Cricket umpire, Association football referee
Birthdate: May 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montego Bay

 14 Jeremie Dwayne Lynch

Jeremie Dwayne Lynch
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Birthdate: March 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamaica

 15 Ricardo Fuller

Ricardo Fuller
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingston

 16 Luther Blissett

Luther Blissett
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

 17 Veronica Campbell-Brown

Veronica Campbell-Brown
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Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish

 18 Darren Mattocks

Darren Mattocks
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portmore

 19 Rodolph Austin

Rodolph Austin
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish

 20 Kwame Harris

Kwame Harris
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jamaica

 21 Samardo Samuels

Samardo Samuels
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Trelawny Parish

 22 Donovan Ricketts

Donovan Ricketts
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montego Bay

 23 Jerome Jordan

Jerome Jordan
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston

 24 Nevin Lawson

Nevin Lawson
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 25 Alicia Ashley

Alicia Ashley
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 26 Midnight

Midnight
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Famous As: Bodybuilder, Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: September 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 27 Herb McKenley

Herb McKenley
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Clarendon, Jamaica
Died: November 26, 2007

 28 Morlon Greenwood

Morlon Greenwood
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Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: July 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 29 Kenrick Ellis

Kenrick Ellis
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica

 30 Vaughn Martin

Vaughn Martin
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Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lucea, Jamaica

 31 Craig Bingham

Craig Bingham
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 32 Darrell Williams (American football)

Darrell Williams (American football)
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Famous As: American football Player
Birthdate: August 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Marrero, Louisiana, United States

 33 Alf Valentine

Alf Valentine
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: May 11, 2004

 34 Trevardo Williams

Trevardo Williams
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: December 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jamaica

 35 Ryan McBean

Ryan McBean
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: April 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 36 Beverly McDonald

Beverly McDonald
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Mary Parish, Jamaica

 37 Anthony Watson

Anthony Watson
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Famous As: Skeleton racer
Birthdate: November 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vineland, New Jersey, United States

 38 Richard Dixon

Richard Dixon
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: February 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanover Parish

 39 Richard Grant

Richard Grant
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 17, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 40 Alex Stewart

Alex Stewart
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 16, 2016

 41 Glen Johnson

Glen Johnson
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

 42 Mike McCallum

Mike McCallum
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

 43 Nicholas Walters

Nicholas Walters
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica

 44 Chili Davis

Chili Davis
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Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica