Arthur Wint was born in Plowden, Manchester, Jamaica on May 3, 1920. He was the Jamaican Boy Athlete of the Year in 1937, he won a gold medal in the 800m at the Central American Games in Panama.
He joined the Royal Air Force and while undergoing training in Canada he set the 400m record. After taking part in active duty as a pilot in WWii he left the Air Force in 1947 to attend medical school at St. Bartholomews Hospital.
In 1948 he won Jamaica's fist gold medal for the 400m (46.2) in London beating team mate Herb McKenley. He also won the silver medal in the 800m.
Wint was also part of the historic relay team, in Helsinki's 1952 games, where they set the world record and captured the gold medal in the 4 X 400m relay. He also once again won siver in the 800m.
Arthur Wint ran his final race in 1953 at Wembley Stadium, completed his internship, graduated as a doctor and was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth the following year.
Wint returned to Jamaica in 1955 and settled in Hanover as the only doctor in the parish. He was awarded the Jamaica honour of the Order of Distinction. He also served as Jamaica's High Commissioner to Britain from 1974-1978. He was inducted in the Black Athlete's Hall of Fame in the USA in 1977, The Jamaican Sports Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation Hall of Fame in 2003.
Arthur Wint died in Linstead on October 19, 1992 at the age of 72.