Campion is very proud of our six Olympians: Janelle Atkinson, Sion Brinn, Andrew Gooding, Andrew Phillips, Gillian Russell and Iona Wynter. Here are a few of their profiles:
Set 2 national records at the 2000 Summer Olympics, placing 4th in the 400m freestyle finals, and 4th in the 800m freestyle heats. In 2000, she was ranked 8th among the female swimmers in the world. Her previous achievements include a gold medal in the 400m free at the US Open in 1998, silver and bronze medals in the 400m and 800m free at the 1999 US Open, World High School Swimmer of the Year in 1999, 3 silver medals in the 1999 Pan American Games inn Canada, and 7 gold medals in the CARIFTA Swim meet in Sydney.
Although he did not participate in the 2000 Olympics, because of a technicality, the Jamaican-born swimmer is no stranger to the world stage. He represented Jamaica at the 1996 Olympics, and in that same year, won both 50m and 100m free in the US Open, and silver and gold in the same events in the World Meet. In 1997, he won 2 gold medals at the US Open, and set a new national record, when he came first in the 50m freestyle in the FINA World Cup. He also took home the silver in the 100m freestyle in the World University Games in Italy. Since 1998, he has represented Great Britain in the pool, winning the 1998 British Nationals 100m free, coming in 2nd in the 50m free, and was ranked 6th in the world in the 100m free. Sion also placed 3rd in the US Grand Prix 100m free in 1998, and repeated this performance in the 1999 World Cup.
Earned a spot in the 100m hurdles event in the 1996 Olympics. Previous achievements include medals in the 1998 and 1999 US Open, and numerous medals in the 1991 CARIFTA and Pan American Games.
Along with Sean Nunes, Andrew represented Jamaica in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, in the Men’s 470 fleet event in Sailing. They placed 22nd in Race 1, and 25th in Race 2.
Having completed the Professional World Championships in Chicago, she went on to represent Jamaica in the Women’s Triathlon, which made its Olympic debut a few years ago. The event included a 1500m swim, 40km bicycle ride and a 10km run. Iona did well in the swimming, but lost some time in the 2nd leg, when she lost a shoe. She placed 36th in the swimming, 27th in the bike ride, and 37th in the final leg.