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Jamaica's medal tally now seven

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Anneisha McLaughlin ... won gold in 200m. - File

Jamaica's team at the 2011 'Universiade', the World University Games in Shenzhen, China, continues to rake in the medals, with another three being secured yesterday; pushing the country's tally to seven so far.

With five gold and two silver medals already in the bag, this represents the island's most successful return at the Games, which sees 10,000 university students from 175 countries taking part.

GC Foster's Rasheed Dwyer struck gold in the men's 200m, stopping the clock in a personal best 20.20, with his countryman Jason Young (University of West Indies, Mona) sharing second place and the silver medal with South Africa's Thuso Mpuang, with both clocking 20.59.

Personal best

Anneisha McLaughlin, a 2009 IAAF World Championship 200m finalist, was also successful in the women's equivalent, registering a time of 22.54, a personal best, to get the better of Tiffany Townsend (USA), who ran 22.96 and Anna Kaygorodova (Russia), 22.16.

Former Morant Bay High School student Hansle Parchment, now studying at the University of the West Indies, is safely through to the men's 110m hurdles semi-final, after comfortably winning his heat in 13.88 seconds, ahead of Portugal's Joao Almeida, 14.13, and Peru's Olazabal McFarlane, 14.16.

Jamaica's lone competitor in the men's 800m, Jowayne Hibbert, failed to advance to the semi-finals, finishing fifth in 1:51.81 in his heat.

National champion Indira Spence did not report for the start of the women's 100m hurdles after running 13.26 for third place in the semi-finals earlier.

Shermaine Williams finished sixth in her semi-final with a time of 13.42 and failed to make progress.