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barbados

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Capital
Bridgetown

Population
259,000

Independence
1966
National sports hero
Sherwin Campbell (cricket)

Watch out for
Andrea Blackett (400m hurdles)

Barbados competed for the first time in 1954 and have won nine medals at the 10 Games they have attended.

Their team of 59 athletes won one gold and two bronzes last time round with Andrea Blackett taking the 400m hurdles title.

Barbados are strong in the sprinting events, weightlifting and boxing.

Did you know?
Former Barbados sprinter Obadele Thompson is unofficially the fastest man in history.

In 1996 in Texas, he ran a 100m in a wind assisted time of 9.69 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded over that distance.

But the five-metre tailwind meant the time was not legal and he missed out on the world record.

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