Olympic gold medallist. Born in Plowden, Manchester, Jamaica. In 1942, he joined the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and was sent to Britain for active combat in World War II. He left the RAF in 1947 and studied as a medical student. In 1948 he won Jamaica's first Olympic gold medal for the 400 metres, and in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics was part of the winning 4 x 400 metres relay. Retiring from athletics, he served as Jamaica's high commissioner to Britain and ambassador to Sweden and Denmark. Died in Linstead, Jamaica.
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