Toppa Top 10: Ten Caribbean Athletes at the Summer Olympics

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Words by Emily Shapiro and Jesse Serwer—

You already know about the expectations for the Jamaican men’s track team coming into this summer. Usain Bolt and company head to London not as underdogs but as favorites, expected to improve upon their stunning success in Beijing four years ago on the occasion of their country’s 50th anniversary. The less heralded but no less dominant Jamaican women’s sprinters, led by 2008 gold medalists Shelly-Ann Fraser (now Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce) and Veronica Campbell-Brown, have something to prove, too. And there’s plenty of athletes from other Caribbean islands and other sports with big expectations this summer, too. Here’s a look at 10 we’ll be watching out for.

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