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bahamas

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Capital
Nassau

Population
288,000

Independence
1973
National sports hero
Chandra Sturrup (100m/200m)

Watch out for
Avard Moncur (400m)

The Bahamas have won 15 medals, including four golds, in 10 Games since 1954.

Most of that success has come in track and field, particularly in the sprinting events.

A team of 28 athletes competed last time out and came home with a gold and silver – Chandra Sturrup triumphing in the 100m.

Did you know?
The all-star Bahamian women’s sprint team secured their country’s first ever Olympic gold in the 4x100m at Sydney 2000.

Led by Chandra Sturrup, the quartet, including Sevatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson and Pauline Davis-Thompson, triumphed over the Jamaican and American squads.

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