#177 jamaica won 6 golds at 2008 olympic games

Jamaica is an island (area 4244 sq mi or 10,991 sq km) in Carribean Sea. She received independence in 1962 and has a population of 2.8 million. Literacy rate is 79%.

Yet the Jamaicans both men and women won gold medals in track events at this Beijing Olympics. Usain Bolt is the fastest runner in the world at 22 years old.

So in this sense, Jamaica top the medal table considering the size of population and land area!

Jamaica has set the example for smaller nations…the gold medals are within reach for aspiring citizens.

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