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guyana

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Capital
Georgetown

Population
703,000

Independence
1966
National sports hero
Carl Hooper (cricket)

Watch out for
Marian Burnett (800m)

Guyana first took part in 1934 as British Guyana and have competed in 13 Games in total.

They have won 13 medals, including two golds, in a range of events. Guyana sent a team of seven to Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Did you know?
Canada’s most decorated Olympian, Phil Edwards, was born in British Guyana in 1907.

He won five bronze medals in three Olympic Games from 1928-36 in the 4x400m relay (two), 800m (two) and 1500m.

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