UWI shares in Caribbean success at Tokyo Olympics

2017 UWI graduate, Hansle Parchment won gold in the men’s 110 metre hurdles

(The University of the West Indies Press Release) The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. W.I. Wednesday, Monday, August 9, 2021—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is sharing in the Caribbean’s celebration of Olympic glory. UWI current students, alumni, coaches and sports medical support staff were among the Caribbean contingent at the Tokyo Games, including four athletes who collectively won two gold medals, one silver and two bronze. The UWI community proudly congratulates all the athletes and staff who represented both their countries, and the regional university by extension.

The four medals were won by Jamaican competitors: 2017 UWI graduate, Hansle Parchment who won gold in the men’s 110 metre hurdles; Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, an honorary graduate of the University, who also copped gold in the Women’s 4x100m relay as well as a silver in the Women’s 100m; and current Mona Campus students Candice McLeod and Roneisha McGregor who were part of the bronze medal-winning team in the Women’s 4x400m relay.

From left, Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce copped silver, Elaine Thompson-Herah won gold and Shericka Jackson won bronze in the 100 m sprint at the Tokyo Olympics 31 July 2021

Current UWI Mona students: 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Sportsman of the year and discus throw athlete, Fedrick Dacres, represented Jamaica; and 100m athlete, Emmanuel Archibald who competed for Guyana displayed standout showings during the Games. Another UWI Mona alumnus from Jamaica, Traves Smikle likewise delivered an impressive performance in the men’s discus throw.

Read more at: The University of the West Indies

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