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Parchment gets gold

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Hansle Parchment continued Jamaica's gold rush at the 26th staging of World University Games in Shenzhen, China, yesterday when he won the men's 110-metre hurdles final in a personal best 13.24 seconds.

Second in the event was China's Fan Jiang in 13.55 while American Ronald Brookins took bronze in 13.56.

Parchment's gold lifted Jamaica's medal tally at the Games to eight - six gold, one silver and one bronze.

The Jamaican contingent will be seeking another medal today when the women run in the sprint relay on the final day of track and field.

The quartet of Shermaine Williams, Carrie Russell, Anneisha McLaughlin and Anastasia LeRoy clocked 43.81 seconds for second in semi-final heat two won in 43.55, the fastest qualifying time, by Ukraine. The men's sprint relay team of Peter Matthews, Jason Young, Rasheed Dwyer and Jacques Harvey was disqualified for changing outside the box.