Trinidad and Tobago at the
Olympics
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IOC codeTTO
NOCTrinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Websitewww.ttoc.org
Medals
Ranked 76th
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
11
Total
19
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960 S)

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).

Participation

Timeline of participation

Date Team
1948–1956  Jamaica (JAM)  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
1960  British West Indies (BWI)
1964  Jamaica (JAM)  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
1968–  Barbados (BAR)

Medal tables

Medals by sport

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics34815
Weightlifting0123
Swimming0011
Totals (3 sports)351119

List of medalists

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

1948 Summer Olympics

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

Three athletes and one official represented this discipline.

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

Cycling

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

Gold Silver Bronze Total
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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

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

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

Three athletes represented this discipline.

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

Cycling

One athlete represented this discipline.

Weightlifting

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

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

1960 Summer Olympics

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

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

Gold Silver Bronze Total
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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

Three athletes and two official represented this discipline.

Sailing

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

The sailing team placed 20th.

Weightlifting

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

References

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