Some important sporting moments

November 24, 2016
Presentation: The late Avery Brundage (right) presenting the Clarke Flores Trophy to Donald Quarrie which he won for outstanding performances at the 1971 Pan American Games. The presentation took palce at the Sheraton Hotel on February 27, 1972.
Lance Lumsden (right), Jamaica's new tennis singles champion receiving his trophy for his win from chairman of National Sports Limited, Sir Herbert McDonald on October 15, 1966 at the National Arena. Lumsden defeated his touring partner Richard Russell 11-9, 7-5, 7-9, 6-8, 15-13 in a three hour plus battle.
The Jamaican team which won gold in the 4x400 metres at Helsinki Olympics in 1952 (left to right) Arthur Wint, George Rhoden, Herb McKenley and Les Laing.
1966: Double netball champions Spegs 'A' who won both the Senior League and Open League competitions in May. Standing from left are: Fay Dalhouse, Lilieth Chung, Hermione Edmundson and Norma Carter. Stooping are Doreen Willis (captain) and Molly DaCosta.
SUNFISHER (Andrade) on the inside is seen winning the 46th running of the Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park on July 2, 1966.
Herb McKenley passing the baton to George Rhoden in the famous relay at the Helsinki Olympic Games in July, 1952, in which the Jamaica team won in World and Olympic record time.
1962: George Kerr receives his gold medal from Herb McKenley, former quarter mile great, after he had clocked a record 45.9 to win the 400 metres. At left is Venezuelan Horacio Fusil who was second and at right is Jamaica's Mal Spence who was third. The occasion was the Ninth Central American and Caribbean Games held in Kingston at the National Stadium in August.
TOP SPORTING PERSONALITIES of 1966, Jackie Hendricks the West Indies wicket-keeper and Carmen Smith star of Jamaica's women athletes are seen with the trophies they won after being named the Machado's Sport Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.
March 27, 2000: Courtney Walsh of Jamaica and the West Indies celebrates his record breaking wicket in front of Curtley Ambrose during the second Cable and Wireless Test Match at Sabina Park. Walsh broke the then six-year-old Test record of 434 wickets which was held by India's Kapil Dev.
RECORD BREAKER AND MAN OF THE MEET: Filbert Bayi of Tanzania who set a new world record for the mile at the International Freedom Games in May 17, 1975 at the National Stadium receives a trophy from Jamaica's Prime Minister Michael Manley for being the most outstanding athlete of meet.
DRIVING through the covers: Lawrence Rowe is seen driving the new Zealand right arm leg spinner Jack Alabaster during his innings of 214 at Sabina Park in February 1972. Rowe in scoring his double century is the only West Indian to have done so on his Test debut and second player in the world to achieve such a feat.
Usain Bolt, of Jamaica, kneels by the timing board showing his new world record of 9.72 seconds in the 100 metres at the Reebok Grand Prix athletics meet at Icahn Stadium in New York in May 31, 2008.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt (centre) breaks the tape for a world record time of 9.72 seconds in the men's 100 metres at the Reebok Grand Prix athletics meet Saturday night, May 31, 2008 at Icahn Stadium in New York.


The STAR is celebrating its 65th birthday and on Pages 60 and 61 we present some of the great moments in those 65 years.

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