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Jamaica places second, third, fourth in 200m

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2015 | 9:06 AM

Jamaica copped second, third and fourth places in the 200m men's event at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting, today.

Julian Forte, 21, headed the Jamaican trio but could only manage second place in 20.36 seconds behind the 2009 world silver medallist Alonso Edwards, who ran a season’s best time of 20.33 to win the race.

Nickel Ashmeade ended third in 20.44 after a powerful start out of the blocks but he could not maintain his form as Forte and Edwards ran away from him in lanes seven and eight respectively, in the closing stages of the race.

However, the 25-year-old Ashmeade, who is also part of Jamaica’s 4x100m dominant relay squad, was not too disappointed by his performance.

"It’s early in the season and I am still in training. The race is OK for me."

Fellow Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer, 26, finished fourth in a time of 20.56.