Arthur Wint:  LATER YEARS

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  • 1974-1978 Arthur Wint was appointed High Commissioner for Jamaica to Great Britain and Ambassador to Sweden and Denmark

  • While High Commissioner, he continued some medical studies (Forensic Medicine), and gained a Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence (Clinical)

  • 1977-  He was elected to the Black Athlete's Hall of Fame in the USA

  • 1978 - He resumed his medical work at Linstead Hospital as Senior Medical Officer

  • He retired from hospital work in August 1985

  • He became a member of the Carreras Sports Foundation

  • He was one of the founders and the first president of the Jamaica Association of Sports Medicine

  • 1989 Arthur Wint was one of the first inductees to the Jamaica Sports Hall of Fame

  • 1989 he was awarded the Order of Jamaica

  • Arthur Wint continued to practice medicine in Linstead until his passing in 1992

  • He was given an official funeral, nationally televised, with a Service of Thanksgiving at the University Chapel

  • People from all walks of life, from all over Jamaica and the world attended.

  • Memorial Services were held for him in the UK and the USA.

  • He was called the "Gentle Giant."

CONTENTS

The Early Years
The War Years & RAF (Royal Air Force)
Athletics

Changing Gears to Medicine

Medical Career & Social Involvement

Later Years
What Others Say -- Roger Bannister

What Others Say -- Mal Whitfield

What Others Say -- Michael Manley

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