San Fernando-born Hasely Crawford won the gold medal in the 100m men’s final at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. He was this country’s first Olympic gold medalist and first Olympic 100m champion from a Caribbean country. His international debut was at the 1970 Commonwealth Games where he won bronze in the 100m dash.
After the Olympics, he went on to win the 100m event at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in 1977, and represented T&T again at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He had a jet and the Hasely Crawford Stadium named after him, and was awarded the Trinity Cross in 1978. (photo- https://www.ttnaaa.org/assoc/history.html)