Donald O'Riley Quarrie CD (born 25 February 1951) is a former Jamaican athlete, one of the world's top sprinters during the 1970s.
Don Quarrie competed in five Olympic games. He has received recognition both on and off the field, a statue of him is proudly positioned at the entrance to Jamaica's National Stadium. There is also a school (Donald Quarrie High School) that bears his name in Eastern Kingston. Musical artists have also sung the praises for Don. There are a number of reggae tunes titled "Tribute to Donald Quarrie", one by Joe Gibbs and The Guerillas and one by Bongo Herman. Many Jamaicans still refer to him in casual conversation, comparing his speed to that of everyday activities (as in, "not even Don Quarrie could catch me I was so fast").
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... He was runner up to Don Quarrie of Jamaica in the 1978 AAA's 200 metres event ... were Guy Abrahams, Panama Michael Simmons, USA and Don Quarrie, Jamaica ... Gilkes would have been a medal favorite in the 200m (which Don Quarrie won) at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, but Guyana joined the African boycott over New Zealand's rugby team's tour of apartheid South Africa ...
... Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Quarrie made the Jamaican 100 m team for the 1968 Summer Olympics as a 17-year-old, but he injured himself in training, and couldn't ... At the 1970 Commonwealth Games, Quarrie won the gold medal in both the 100 and 200 m, surprising his more experienced competitors ... Quarrie repeated his sprint double the following year, at the Pan American Games in Cali ...
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