Christopher Brathwaite
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Christopher Brathwaite

Christopher ("Chris") Anthony Brathwaite (August 12, 1948 - November 12, 1984) was an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago who specialized in the 100 and 200 metres.

He was born in Maraval, Trinidad and attended East New Mexico University, Spokane Community College and University of Oregon, from where he graduated with a BA and MA in sociology. He was Trinidad and Tobago 100/200 metres champion in 1978, and he won these titles again in 1983.

He competed in two Olympic Games where he reached the semi-final of the 100 metres at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, and the quarter final of the 200 metres.[1]

He also competed at the inaugural World Championships in Helsinki.

Chris Brathwaite died on November 12, 1984 from gunshot wounds from sniper fire in Eugene, Oregon.[2]


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1970 Central American and Caribbean Games Panama City, Panama 5th 4 × 100 m relay
1975 Pan American Games Mexico City, Mexico 5th 4 × 100 m relay
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 7th 100 m
2nd 4 × 100 m relay
1982 Central American and Caribbean Games Havana, Cuba 4th 100 m
1983 Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela 5th 4 × 100 m relay


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Christopher Brathwaite Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Sniper at Oregon university slays ex-Olympic sprinter." New York Times 13 Nov. 1984: A20. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 12 Oct. 2010.

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