Jamaica wins first medal at the 2018 IAAF under 20 world athletics championships in tampere Finland

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Jamaica Sports News: Jamaica won its first medal at the 2018 IAAF under 20 world athletics championship in Tampere Finland on Wednesday, when Kingston College student Wayne Pinnock, finished third in the boy’s long jump final, with a leap of 7.90 metres. 

Michael Stephens posted a personal best 10.22 seconds in the semifinals of the boys 100m, but disappointed in the final, finishing seventh in 10.31seconds.

Stephen’s compatriot Michael Bentley suffered an injury and did not report for the semifinals. 

Chrisanni May and Shaquena Foote failed to reach the 800m final, after placing 8th and 6th respectively in the semis. 

In the boy’s 400m first round, Chris Taylor won his heat in 46.14 seconds, to advance into the semifinals. So too Chantz Sawyers, who won his heat in 46.52 seconds.

The two Jamaican girls in the first round of the 400m hurdles, Sanique Walker and Shiann Salmon, made it safely through, posting winning times of 58.45 seconds and 58.14 to win their respective heats. 

Five more Jamaicans will be in action on Thursday. 

 

By: Mckoy’s News Sports Team

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