Grenada at the Olympics
The Grenada Olympic Committee was formed in 1984 and was recognised internationally that very same year. This also meant that they were able to attend and participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics which was held in Los Angeles, California, USA. Jacinta Bartholomew was the first Grenadian Olympian and the first Grenadian woman to represent the country to the Olympics but she will not be the last.The next Summer Games, the country was again represented by a single woman. Marathon runner Arlene Vincent Mark was the sole representative of Grenada to the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Those two were the only times that Grenada will be represented by a single athlete.
Grenada will have to wait until 2012 to taste Olympic victory and a victory it truly was. Kirani James, the youngest of the Grenadian Olympic delegation to London in 2012 at the age of 19. He was also the flag-bearer of the team which was perhaps quite fitting because he will go on and become Grenada's first Olympic medalist. He won the gold in men's 400 meters winning not just his country's first ever Olympic medal but its first gold clocking a new national record of 43.94 seconds on 6th August 2012.
Medals by Summer Games
|Games||Athletes||Athletes by sport||Total||Rank|
|1984 Los Angeles||1||1||-||4||-||0||0||0||0||-|
Medals by Sport
List of Medalists
|Gold||Kirani James||2012 London||Athletics||Men's 400 meters|