3 More Medals For Jamaica At 2018 Iaaf World Under 20 Championships

Jamaica Sports News: Jamaica picked up three more medals on day four of the 2018 IAAF world under 20 athletics championships in Tampere Finland on Friday.

Chris Taylor who was heavily favoured for gold in the boys 400m had to settled for second in 45.38 seconds and his countryman Chantz Sawyers was third in 45.89, as the outstanding Belgian Jonathon Sacoor won in 45.03 seconds

Jamaica’s other medal on the day, came in the girls 400m hurdles where Shiann Salmon logged 56.11 seconds for second, with South Africa’s world youth champion Zeney Van Der Walt adding world championship gold in 55.34.

Elsewhere on day four, Jamaica had misfortune in the girls sprint relay they were disqualified for a lane violation, but there was no such thing for the boys teams of Jevaughn Matherson, Damion Thomas, Orlando Bennette and Xavier Nairned, as they combined for 39.68 seconds for second in their heat.

Malik James king 50.34 seconds, won his semi–final in the boys 400m hurdles and is through to the final, so too Leonardo Ledgister who was third in his semi–final in 50.13.

Britanny Anderson 13.37 and Amoi Brown 13.49 seconds, won their heat of in the girls sprint hurdles.

The outstanding Brianna Williams remain on course to win the sprint double. She’s into the 200m final after winning her heat in 23.41 seconds.

There was disappointment for Owayne Owens who failed to make progress in the boy’s triple jump after producing 14.79m in the qualifiers.

Jamaica’s tally of medals now reads, two gold, three silver and two bronze.


By: Mckoy’s News Sports Team

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