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[This Day in History – Obadele Thompson Wins Bronze in Sydney

By BMHS on September 23, 2015 in Hot Topics
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[This Day in History – September 23]

Obadele Thompson Wins Bronze in Sydney

On September 23, 2000 at Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Obadele Thompson clocked 10.04 seconds in the men’s 100 metre final to secure Barbados’ first individual Olympic Games medal.  Thompson placed third in the race to win the bronze medal for Barbados.  The gold went to winner Maurice Greene of the United States and the silver to Ato Boldon of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Forty years before Obadele’s feat, Barbadian athlete James Wedderburn and his team mates Malcolm A.E. Spence, Keith Gardner and George Kerr, competing for the British West Indies, secured a bronze medal in the 4×400 metre relay finals at the 1960 games in Rome, Italy.

 

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