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Jamaica still seeking first medal

Published:Sunday | March 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Britain's Dwain Chambers (right) crosses the finish line in 6.48 seconds to win the gold medal in the final of the men's 60m at the 13th IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. American Mike Rodgers (centre) was second in 6.53 while Jamaica's Nesta Carter (left) was seventh in 6.72. - AP photo

Jamaica's team at the World Indoor Championships in Doha, Qatar, goes into today's final day still seeking their first medal.

Yesterday, Nesta Carter in the men's 60 metres final, Novlene Williams-Mills in the 400 metres final, and Vonette Dixon and Lacena Golding-Clarke in the 60m hurdles final all failed to earn top-three positions.

Carter clocked 6.72 for seventh in the 60m behind gold medal winner, Britain's Dwain Chambers, who won in 6.48 seconds.In the sprint hurdles final, Dixon was sixth in 7.99 seconds and Golding-Clarke seventh in 8.02 behind American LoLo Jones, the gold medallist in 7.72 seconds. There was bad luck for Williams-Mills in the women's 400m as she was knocked off balance and out of the race as the runners went past the bell at the end of the first lap.

Today, Jamaica will be in action in the men's and women's 4x400 metres finals, men's 60 metres hurdles semi-finals, where Maurice Wignall will face the starter, and women's 60m semi-finals in which Olympic 200 metres champion Veronica Campbell-Brown is among the favourites for one of the medals.

Meanwhile, Chris Brown kept his nerve and benefited from a collision involving the favourite to ease the heartbreak elsewhere for the English-speaking Caribbean, when he claimed gold in the men's 400 metres.

The Bahamian was a bronze medallist over the distance at the World Indoors four years ago in Moscow, and again two years later in Valencia, but it was third time lucky.

The 31-year-old Brown clocked a season-best time of 45.96 seconds to cross the line unchallenged, and claim his first individual gold medal at a global track and field event.

The English-speaking Caribbean earned a second medal, as Daniel Bailey created history when he collected a bronze in the men's 60m dash.

The Antigua and Barbuda sprinter clocked 6.57 secs in the final, which was won by Britain's Chambers in a world-leading time of 6.48, with Mike Rodgers of the United States taking second in 6.53.

Bailey managed to dip just ahead of the fast-finishing American Trell Kimmons to clinch his and Antigua & Barbuda's first-ever global medal, and finish with a time just three hundredths-of-a-second off his lifetime best. 

The Bahamian was a bronze medallist over the distance at the World Indoors four years ago in Moscow, and again two years later in Valencia, but it was third time lucky.

The 31-year-old Brown clocked a season-best time of 45.96 seconds to cross the line unchallenged, and claim his first individual gold medal at a global track and field event.

The English-speaking Caribbean earned a second medal, as Daniel Bailey created history when he collected a bronze in the men's 60m dash.

The Antigua and Barbuda sprinter clocked 6.57 secs in the final, which was won by Britain's Chambers in a world-leading time of 6.48, with Mike Rodgers of the United States taking second in 6.53.