The Bahamas is competing for the nation’s eighteen consecutive appearances at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this year. The country will be represented by 17 athletes, six men, and eleven women, in 3 different sports: Athletics, Judo, and Swimming.
The Bahamas will have the biggest appearance in Athletics events, with 14 Olympic athletes competing. This includes:
- Samson Colebrooke (Men’s 100 m)
- Steven Gardiner (Men’s 200 m and 400 m)
- Alonzo Russell (Men’s 400 m)
- Jamal Wilson (Men’s high jump)
- Donald Thomas (Men’s high jump)
- Brienne Bethel (Women’s 200 m)
- Devynne Charlton (Women’s 100 m hurdles)
- Tynia Gaither (Women’s 100 m and 200 m)
- Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Women’s 200 m and 400 m)
- Pedrya Seymour (Women’s 100 m hurdles)
- Anthonique Strachan (Women’s 200 m)
- Donesisha Anderson, Lacarthea Cooper, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Megan Moss, Anthonique Strachan (Women’s 4 x 400 m relay)
The Bahamas will also be represented in Judo by Cynthia Rahmine in the Women’s 57 kg.
Three Bahamian Olympic athletes also competed in the swimming events. This included:
- Izaak Bastian (Men’s 100 m and 200 m breaststroke)
- Joanna Evans (Women’s 200 m and 400 m freestyle)
The Bahamas has won a total of 14 medals since participating in the Summer Olympics in 1952. They’ve won medals in athletics and sailing, with a total of 6 gold medals, 2 silver, and 6 bronze. The nation won two of those medals at the last Rio 2016 Olympics.
The country has a chance to win even more this year in Tokyo. Are you watching and cheering on the Bahamas this year at the Olympics or not?