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#ReturnToLondon: World Champs dismay ... injury hits Whilby in 4X400m final

Published:Sunday | August 13, 2017 | 8:10 PM
Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby being carried from the field in a wheelchair after suffering an injury on the second leg of the women's 4X400m relay.

Jamaica suffered another disappointment at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London today, after second leg runner Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby pulled up in the final of the women's 4x400m relay and failed to finish.

The event was won by the United States in a world leading time of 3:19.02.

Great Britain took the silver in 3:25.00 while the bronze went to Poland in 3:25.41.

The Jamaicans were led off by Chrisann Gordon who was the second runner to make the change over to a second leg athlete.

McLaughlin-Whilby was in a good position on the backstretch when she began holding onto her hamstring.

The other members of the team were Novlene Williams-Mills and Shericka Jackson.

The failure of the Jamaican women came a day after sprint superstar Usain Bolt pulled up on the second leg in the final of the men's 4x100m relay.

Name: Novlene Williams Mills

Date of Birth: April 26, 1982

Event: 400m

Season's best: 50.54; personal best: 49.63

School: Ferncourt High

Name: Shericka Jackson

Date of Birth: July 16, 1994

Event: 400m

Season's best: 51.06

Personal best: 49.83

School: Vere Technical High

Coach: Stephen Francis

Track Club: MVP

Accolades: 2016 Olympic Games 400m bronze medallist, World Championships bronze medallist.

Name: Chrisann Gordon

Date of Birth: September 18, 1994

Event: 400m

Season's best: 50.13; personal best: 50.13

School: Holmwood Technical High

Accolades: 2017 NCAA Division 1 400m champion, Pan American Games Silver medallist