Smith Makes “Sexiest” Caribbean Olympian List

August 19, 2016

Bermuda’s Tyrone Smith has been credited for one of “Twelve Of The Sexiest Moments From Caribbean And Caribbean-Roots Athletes At Rio 2016,” with an article saying that there is “no denying the sexiness” of a moment captured during his competition.

The News America article said, “Bermuda’s Tyrone Smith may not have made it into the finals of the men’s long jump in Rio, but there is no denying the sexiness of this moment he had during competition.”

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The other athletes on the list include Laurie Hernandez, Dimitri Bacou, Arianna-Vanderpool-Wallace, Yona Knight-Wisdom, Jennifer Abel, Asuka Cambridge, Mónica Puig, Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Shaunae Miller, and Kerron Clement.

Smith — the Bermuda National Record holder and a three-time Olympian — placed 16th in the long jump with a leap of 7.81, and served as the flag bearer during the opening ceremony of these Games.

This isn’t the first time Smith has attracted attention; in the 2012 Olympics, during the opening ceremony, Twitter exploded with hundreds of tweets about his dancing, with the long jumper being noticed by many Olympic watchers across the globe, leading some in the Twitterverse to note that they would be cheering for Bermuda specifically due to our ‘dancing man.’

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  1. Thinker says:

    Sexy he is!!!!

    However once again they have lumped a BERMUDIAN as a Caribbean!!!! Sigh!!!

    • Smh says:

      Black Bermudians are culturally Caribbean GET OVER IT!!!!

      • Smh says:

        And by the way , it says “Caribbean and Caribbean-Roots Athletes”. Where do you think our roots are????

      • serengeti says:

        Is someone who identifies as ‘culturally Caribbean’ really Bermudian? Are you saying they really want to be something else?

      • Full Fuulish says:

        Just black Bermudians huh?

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Wow , does that mean I now have to re-write my definitions of ‘Real Bermudians ‘ ,’Grass Roots Bermudians’ , ‘Endemic Bermudians’ and ‘Sons of the soil ‘ ?

      • Onion Juice says:

        And ALL Blacks in the Caribbean and Bermuda are just Africans born in the Caribbean and Bermuda.
        Like Europeans that are born in other places other then Europe,Asians that are born in other places then Asia are identified by ethnicity.
        When a German Shepherd is born in Germany and has a litter in Bermuda, are the litter Bermuda Shepherds ?

    • mixitup says:

      Can we please give it up once and for all! Bermuda is a member of the Caribbean Community, almost every Government entity participates in Caribbean forms, Belco is connected to the Caribbean , our Football Union is connected to the Caribbean, We are contributers to the University of the West Indies, our Hotel Association is Unified with the C.T.A, Our biggest Unions are Caribbean affiliated, Bermuda has hosted Carifta 4 times and our athletes have participated since the 70′s, the most popular Genre’ of Musics in Bermuda comes from the Caribbean (Soca/Reggae)the list goes on and on and on not to mention that the biggest chunk of the population of this Island can trace ancestory to one of the Islands to the South…. Geographically Bermuda is not in the Caribbean, but neither is Hawaii in the US Proper… Bermudians (Black/White) need to be proud to be a part of a region rich in culture (that we have no problem highlighting with our new Carnival and in many other areas)..

      • Onion Juice says:

        European ideology always try to dictate History.

      • Ash says:

        This is true. Maybe we should officially make Bermuda part of the Caribbean but I know the problem before was that our island is too far North to be considered Caribbean.

        • mixitup says:

          That won’t be much of an issue as Guyana (in South America) and Belize in Central America are Full members of the Caribbean Community, why? Because unlike Bermuda, they accept that (Caribbean) blood runs through their veins.

  2. PBanks says:

    They are never going to have a separate category for Bermuda or ‘North Atlantic Ocean region’ or whatever. Some publicity is better than no publicity.

    • Wow says:

      Yeah because why let facts get in the way.

      • PBanks says:

        It’s a fluff piece, not Geography Journal. But feel free to email the editor with your complaint so that Bermuda gets its own section next time.

      • Onion Juice says:

        Facts like Christopher Columbus was trying a short cut to East India and stumbled in de Americas and is giving de credit for DISCOVERING de Americas after Natives and Africans were inhabiting the lands thousands of years before his GREAT discovery !!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Duh says:

    80 percent of black Bermudians can trace their roots to the Caribean. So it is not a sigh but a compliment to our roots. Geographically wrong, culturally right.

  4. Wow says:

    1. Not Caribbean
    2. Usain Bolt is not sexy!

    • Ash says:

      He’s an amazing athlete but I agree he’s not sexy. An amazing man with what he can do, but that doesn’t make you automatically sexy.

      • sage says:

        Post a photo of yourselves, since you are ok with objectifying/disrespecting males, let’s see how sexy or not you two are. Check out the synchronized swimming chicks’ red-hot one piece thongs, that is sexy.

  5. Just the Tip says:

    Is it me or have a lot of people forgot to have a glass of water handy for the Olympics, some serious thirst going on this year.

    on a side note, he should have been higher.