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#RioGoldRush: Jamaica's 4x400 metres relay teams go for gold

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 7:35 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will be looking to close out the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this evening by adding two more medals.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are down to compete in the final track and field events at the Games, the 4x400 metres relays.

The men’s team advanced after topping the United States in their semi-final minutes before the women’s team also won their semi-final inside the Olympic Stadium last night.

The women’s team consisting Stephenie-Ann McPherson , Anneisha McLaughlin, Shericka Jackson and  Novlene Williams-Mills will be in action first with the race schedule to go off at 8 o’clock.

Half hour later the men’s team of Javon Francis, Peter Matthews, Nathon Allen and Fitzroy Dunkley is scheduled take to the track for their event.

Jamaica has already won nine medals.

Six gold, one silver and two bronze.