Toppa Top 50: Fifty Great Jamaicans

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Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley
Arthur Wint vs McKenely 1948 Jamaica Top 50

The original Bolt and Blake, sprinters Arthur Wint and Herb McKenley won Jamaica’s first gold and silver medals, respectively, in the 400 meters, at the last London Olympics in 1948. While both men’s success in the 40s and 50s paved the way for the current generation of great Jamaican runners, McKenley took it upon himself to develop the sport in Jamaica, coaching the national team from 1954 to 1973 and serving as president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association.β€”Jesse Serwer

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