Ryan Brathwaite, Barbados (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) ((AP Photo/Andres Leighton))

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Another athlete from Barbados, Ryan Brathwaite was a promising young hurdler, winning several youth events and setting a national record. But his big break came at the 2009 Berlin World Championships, where he struck gold in the 110m hurdles.

In the photo, Ryan Brathwaite competes in the men's 110 meter hurdles during track and field events at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Sunday July 25, 2010. Brathwaite won the gold.