The Caribbean RADO is housed within the Barbados Olympic Centre
in the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, Barbados.
Barbados Medal Count
Obadele “Oba” Thompson
Obadele “Oba” Thompson is a Barbados-born Olympic medalist in track and field. He won Barbados’ first and only Olympic medal as an independent country by placing third in the 100 metres at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He is a three-time Olympian (1996, 2000, and 2004), and a finalist at each Olympics. His personal best performances are 9.87 seconds for the 100 m, 19.97 seconds for the 200 metres (both Barbadian records), and 45.38 seconds for the 400 metres. He has held the indoor 55 metres world record (5.99 sec.) since 1997.
Hurdler Shane Brathwaite won the country’s first ever gold medal at the Pan American Games, it was the only one won by Barbados. His gold medal in the octathlon at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics made him the first person from Barbados to win a gold medal at a global athletics championship.
Ryan Brathwaite is a track and field athlete from Barbados who won the gold medal in the 110 meters hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics in Berlin.