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XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES

03/29/06

Permalink 03:55:14 pm, by Melba
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XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES

A perfect example of the saying “lickle but talawa” has to be the Jamaicans at the eighteen Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Australia between 15 and 26 March. A record 22 medals, 10 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze. The Jamaicans created history in the Track and Fields events winning both the men and the women gold medals in the 100 m, 200m, 100m hurdles and 4 X 100m relay. “Chat bout brilliant”.
Jamaica first competed in the Commonwealth games in 1934 in London and came away with 2 medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Our second entry in 1954 in Vancouver yielded only 1 medal, a gold. At the sixth Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958 Jamaica won a total of 7 medals, 4 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Since then the maximum number of gold medals ever won by Jamaica was 4 in 1970, 1998 and 2002. In 1966 the eight Commonwealth Games were held in Jamaica. That year Jamaica got 12 medals, 4 silver and 8 bronze, but no gold. The seventeenth Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 had been our best year with a medal tally of 17, 4 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze.

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Jamaica’s Medal tally for previous Common wealth games entered:

Games

Year

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

II

1934 – London

-

1

1

2

V

1954 – Vancouver

1

-

-

1

VI

1958 – Cardiff

4

2

1

7

VII

1662 – Perth

3

1

1

5

VIII

1966 – Kingston

-

4

8

12

VIIII

1970 – Edinburgh

4

2

1

7

X

1974 – Christchurch

2

1

-

3

XI

1978 – Edmonton

2

2

3

7

XII

1982 – Brisbane

2

1

1

4

XIIII

1990 – Auckland

2

-

2

4

XV

1994 – Victoria

2

4

2

8

XVI

1998 – Kuala Lumpur

4

2

-

6

XVII

2002 – Manchester

4

6

7

17

 

Total Medals

30

26

27

83

Out of a field of 71 countries Jamaica placed second in athletics and seventh over all in the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Australia. Although most of our medals were won in the track and field events Jamaica also excelled in the field events. Many of our athletes who did not win a medal did personal best times, which is more than we could ask for.
Being an avid netball fan my favourite moments throughout the games has to be the netball match between Jamaica and host Australia. The Australians dominated most of the match however the Sunshine Girls played a brilliant last quarter ending the match on a draw 54 – 54.
Once again Jamaica has proven to the world just how great a people we are. With all our many challenges when it comes to the test we always rise to the occasion. I pray that the victory at the XVIII Commonwealth Games will inspire every Jamaican with pride of country and belief in ourselves.
Nuff Love

Medal Winners for Jamaica at the XVIII Commonwealth games.

NAME

EVENT

MEDAL

Asafa Powell Men's 100m  GOLD 
Sherri- Ann
Brooks
Women's 100m  GOLD 
Omar Brown Men's 200m  GOLD 
Sherone Simpson Women's 200m  GOLD 
Brigitte Foster-Hylton Women's 100m Hurdles  GOLD 
Maurice Wignall Men's 110m Hurdles  GOLD 
Trecia Smith Women's Triple Jump  GOLD 
Michael Frater

Ainsley Waugh

Chris Williams

Asafa Powell

Men's 4x100m Relay  GOLD 
Daniele Browning

Sherri-Ann Brooks

Peta Dowdie

Sherone Simpson

Women's 4x100m Relay  GOLD 
Tanto Campbell Men's Seated Discus Throw EAD
 GOLD 
Veronia Campbell Women's 200m  SILVER 
Kenia Sinclair Women's 800m  SILVER 
Dorian Scott Men's Shot Put  SILVER 
Maurice smith Men's Decathlon  SILVER 
Chris Williams Men's 200m  BRONZE 
Jermaine Gonzales Men's 400m  BRONZE 
Novlene Williams Women's 400m  BRONZE 
Delloreen Ennis
london
Women's 100m Hurdles  BRONZE 
Kemel Thompson Men's 400m Hurdles  BRONZE 
Olivia Mckoy Women's Javelin Throw
 BRONZE 
Karen Beautle Women's High Jump  BRONZE 
Lansford Davis

Davian Clarke

Lansford Spence

Jermaine Gonzales

Men's 4x400m Relay  BRONZE 
     

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The Small Sandal Shop

A married couple was on holiday in Jamaica. They were touring around the marketplace looking at the goods when they passed this small sandal shop.

From inside they heard the shopkeeper with a Jamaican accent say, "You!

Foreigners! Come in, come into my humble shop."

So the married couple walked in.

The Jamaican said to them, "I have some special sandals I think you would be interested in. They make you wild at sex."

Well, the wife was really interested in buying the sandals after what the man claimed, but her husband felt he really didn't need them, being the sex god he was.

The husband asked the man, "How could sandals make you into a sex freak?"

The Jamaican replied, "Just try them on."

Well, the husband, after some badgering from his wife, finally gave in, and tried them on. As soon as he slipped them onto his feet, he got this wild look in his eyes, something his wife hadn't seen in many years!

In the blink of an eye, the husband grabbed the Jamaican, bent him

violently over a table, yanked down his pants, ripped down his own pants,and grabbed a firm hold of the Jamaican's hips.

The Jamaican then began screaming; "YOU GOT THEM ON THE WRONG FEET!!!"

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