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Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic Games

Flag of Trinidad and Tobago
IOC code  TRI
NOC Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Website www.ttoc.org
Olympic history
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
British West Indies (1960)

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 fourteen Summer Olympiads and three Winter Olympics (as well as two Summer Paralympics).

Total Medals Won[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 2 5 11 18

Medalists[edit]

Summer Olympic Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Samantha David United Kingdom 1948 London Weightlifting Men's featherweight
 Bronze Rodney Wilkes Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's featherweight
 Bronze Lennox Kilgour Finland 1952 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's 90kg class
 Silver Wendell Mottley Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's 400m
 Bronze Edwin Roberts Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's 200m
 Bronze Wendell Mottley
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Edwin Skinner
Japan 1964 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4x400 relay
 Gold Hasely Crawford Canada 1976 Montreal Athletics Men's 100m
 Bronze Ato Boldon United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 100m
 Bronze Ato Boldon United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 200m
 Silver Ato Boldon Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 100m
 Bronze Ato Boldon Australia 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 200m
 Bronze George Bovell Greece 2004 Athens Swimming Men's 200m individual medley
 Silver Richard Thompson China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 100m
 Silver Keston Bledman
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callender
Richard Thompson
Aaron Armstrong*
China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 4x100 relay
 Bronze Lalonde Gordon United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 400m
 Bronze Lalonde Gordon, Jarrin Solomon, Renny Quow*, Deon Lendore, Machel Ceodenio*, Ade Aleyne-Forte United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 4x400m

(*)Participation only at Round 1.

 Bronze Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson, United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 4x100m
 Gold Keshorn Walcott United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's javelin throw
Weightlifting 0 1 2 3
Swimming 0 0 1 1
Total 2 5 11 18

1948 Summer Olympics[edit]

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[edit]

Three athletes and one official represented this discipline.

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

Cycling[edit]

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[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 1

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[edit]

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

Weightlifting[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2

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[edit]

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[edit]

Three athletes represented this discipline.

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

Cycling[edit]

One athlete represented this discipline.

Weightlifting[edit]

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

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

1960 Summer Olympics[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 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[edit]

Three athletes and two official represented this discipline.

Sailing[edit]

Two athletes and one official represented this discipline.

The sailing team placed 20th.

Weightlifting[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]


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