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#RioGoldRush: Women's 4X400m relay team gets silver

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 8:43 PM

Jamaica has now claimed 10 medals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after the women’s mile relay team won silver in the penultimate track and field event.

The team of Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Wilby, Shericka Jackson and Novlene Williams-Mills finished behind the United States in the 4x400m relay.

The United Kingdom took the silver.

Jamaica’s 10 medals at the Games of the 31st Olympiad comprise six gold, two silver and two bronze.

-Livern Barrett

PROFILE – Stephenie-Ann McPherson
Age:
27 years old
High School: Mountain Grace High School
Tertiary Education: University of Technology, Jamaica
Events: Women’s 400m, 4x400m relay
Personal Best: 400m - 49.92s
Interesting Fact: Her nickname is ‘Chicken Foot’

PROFILE - Shericka Jackson
Age:
22 years old
High School: Vere Technical High School
Tertiary Education: University of Technology, Jamaica
Events: Women’s 400m, 4x400m relay
Personal Best: 400m - 49.99s

PROFILE - Novlene Williams Mills 
Age:
34 years old
High School: Ferncourt High School
Tertiary Education: University of Florida
Event: Women’s 4x400m relay

PROFILE - Anneisha McLaughlin-Wilby
Age:
30 years old
High School: Holmwood Technical High School
Tertiary Education: University of Technology, Jamaica
Event: Women’s 4x400m relay