Jamaica’s Olympic 110 meters high hurdles champion gold Omar McLeod was honoured by the University of Arkansas, for his outstanding achievement in last year’s Olympic Games in Rio.
McLeod struck gold with a time of 13.05 capturing Jamaica’s first gold medal in the event.
He also became just the third Arkansas athlete to win Olympic gold – joining fellow Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown (2004 and 2008) and Michael Conley (1992).
The former Manchester high and Kingston college student was recognised for the achievement during an NCAA basketball game on Sunday.
McLeod was runner-up- behind Olympic legend Usain Bolt – for Jamaica’s sportsman of the year award.