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DOHA 2019 | Danielle Williams leads hunt for more medals on final day of World Championships

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer
Members of Jamaica's 4x100 metres relay team: Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Joinelle Smith, celebrate their gold medal run at the IAAF World Championship yesterday.

The curtain comes down today on the 2019 IAAF Championships from Doha, Qatar with Jamaican athletes hoping to end the 10-day competition with medal winning performances.

The women's 100m hurdles semi-finals will commence at 11:02 a.m. as the number one ranked hurdler Danielle Williams leads a Jamaican quartet hoping to secure places for the final, which will start at 12:50 p.m.

Williams will line up in lane six in the first semi-final, while Megan Tapper and Yanique Thompson will compete in the second semi-final in lanes four and six, respectively. Janeek Brown has been assigned lane seven in the third semi-final.

Chanice Porter competes in the final of the Women's Long Jump, which starts at 11:15 a.m. Porter qualified for the final with a jump of 6.57m

The Men's and Women's 4x400m relay teams conclude this year's edition of the world championships.

The Women's 4x400m relay team will line up in lane four in their final, which starts at 1:15 p.m. The team of Roneisha McGregor, Anastasia Le-Roy, Tiffany James and Stephenie Ann Mcpherson won their first-round heat in a world leading time of 3:23:64 seconds.

The men's quartet of Akeem Bloomfield, Nathon Allen, Terry Thomas and Javon Francis won their first-round heat in a season's best time of 3:00:78 seconds to qualify for today's final at 1:30 p.m. 

They will line up in lane five beside the United States who will be in lane four.

Jamaica's current medal count stands at nine with three gold, four silver and two bronze.

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