Anguilla, a British Overseas Territory in the Eastern Caribbean, comprises a small main island and several offshore islets. Its beaches range from long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighbouring Saint Martin island, to secluded coves reached by boat, such as at Little Bay. Protected areas include Big Spring Cave, known for its prehistoric petroglyphs, and East End Pond, a wildlife conservation site.
Carlos Newton is a Canadian mixed martial artist and former UFC Welterweight Champion. Known as “The Ronin”, he competed worldwide in the biggest MMA organizations including UFC, Pride FC, IFL, K-1, Shooto and most recently W-1.
Newton is a 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt alongside his coach Terry Riggs, at Warrior MMA in Newmarket, Ontario.
Newton, always a fan favourite, is considered a “Submission Master” and has dubbed his personal fighting style—an amalgam of Ju-Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling and Boxing as “Dragon Ball Jiu-Jitsu” in tribute to Dragon Ball, a Japanese manga and anime series.
His nickname, “The Ronin”, is a reflection of his interest in the martial culture of feudal Japan.
09. Shara Proctor
Shara Proctor is an Anguillan-born long jumper competing for Great Britain since 2011. She competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2007 World Championships for Anguilla, but without reaching the final round. In November 2010, she transferred her allegiance to Great Britain.
A British Overseas Territory, Anguilla does not have a National Olympic Committee of its own; the British Olympic Association is recognised as the appropriate NOC for such athletes and thus Anguillan athletes who hold a British passport are eligible to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games.
Following her transfer of allegiance, however, Proctor also became eligible to compete for Great Britain at European and World Championships. In 2012, Proctor won her first senior medal for Great Britain, a bronze medal in the long jump in the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships, after a British national indoor record leap of 6.89 metres.
Her longest jumps outdoors are 6.95 metres in the long jump, achieved in June 2012 in Birmingham; and 13.74 metres in the triple jump, achieved in May 2009 in Greensboro. She holds the national long jump records for Anguilla and Great Britain.