Jamaican Olympian Vilma Charlton Honored

Team Jamaica Bickle honored Olympian and educator Vilma Charlton
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Team Jamaica Bickle honored Olympian and educator Vilma Charlton, with the Pioneer in Athletics & Exemplary Leader in Sport Award at a luncheon held in New York on April 24.

Vilma Charlton, a distinguished educator who lectured at the University of the West Indies, represented Jamaica in the 1964, 1968, and 1972 summer Olympic games. At the 1965 West Indian Championships, she won gold in the 220-yard dash and bronze in the 200-yard dash at the 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games. She also took gold in the 4×110-yard relay in the same competition.

The award recognized Vilma’s immense contribution to the field of sport in Jamaica and across the region.

She was lauded for being a trailblazer in sport, both as an athlete and educator. Read more.

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