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#RioGoldRush: Javon Francis anchors Jamaica to superb silver in men's 4X400m relay

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 8:04 PM

Jamaica closed out its participation in the Games of the 31st Olympiad with another silver medal.

This after the mile relay team of Fitzroy Dunkley, Nathon Allen, Peter Matthews and Javon Francis, finished second in 2:58.16 in the final of the men’s 4x400m relay, the final track and field event of the Games.

It is the fourth fastest time by a Jamaica quartet.

The team secured the medal thanks to a superb last leg by Francis, the former Calabar High School star who overtook the runners from The Bahamas and Botswana.

The United States won the gold while The Bahamas stayed on for the bronze.

Jamaica has finished the Games with a total of eleven medals: six gold, three silver and two bronze.

PROFILE - Javon Francis
Age:
21 years old
High School: Calabar High School
Events: Men’s 400m, 4x400m
Personal Best: 44.50s
Interesting Fact:
His nickname in high school was ‘Donkey Man’

PROFILE - Fitzroy Dunkley
Age:
23 years old
High School: Jamaica College
Tertiary Education: Louisiana State University
Events: men’s 400m, 4x400m
Personal Best: 45.06s

PROFILE - Nathon Allen
Age:
20 years old
High School: St. Jago High School
Tertiary Education: Auburn University
Events: Men’s 400m, 4x400m
Personal Best: 45.30s

PROFILE - Peter Matthews
Age:
26
Personal Best: 44.69s