Syvanus Blackman (born 1933)

Syvanus Blackman came to Britain from Barbados in 1956. He won a weightlifting silver medal at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff. In 1964 after five years at the Acton sub-district office the 31-year old postman went to the Tokyo Olympic Games and finished in 10th place in the light heavyweight category. He also competed in 1968 in Mexico.