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Arthur Wint

DOB and Place of Birth:

May 25, 1920 - St. Catherine

Arthur Wint, "The Gentle Giant" made history as the first Olympic gold medalist for Jamaica in 1948 when he won the 400M at the London games in a time of 46.2 secs. He left the London games with two medals to his credit, placing second and earning a silver medal in the 800M. In the 1952 Helsinki games Wint added to his Olympic medal count, earning a silver medal in the 800M and a gold medal in the 4X400m relay setting a world record of 3:03.9. Prior to being an Olympic athlete, Wint was a pilot in the British Royal Airforce. He retired from atheltics in 1953 and became a medical doctor after completing his internship at St Bartholomew's Hostpital.

Arthur Wint
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