Throwback to 1976 Olympics when Donald Quarrie won the 200m final


On July 26th, 1976, Donald O’Riley Quarrie CD, won the 200m race at the Montreal Olympics in 20.22 seconds. Quarrie ended a 24 year long absence of Jamaicans on the Olympic podium when he received a gold medal.

Don Q or DQ, as he affectionately became known around the globe, led the pack coming out of the turn and held off all challenges to take the title and thrill the crowd. He was a five-time winner at the Jamaican sports person of the Year and a statue of him is positioned at the entrance to Jamaica’s National Stadium. There is also a school bearing his name as Donald Quarrie High School in Eastern Kingston.