Jamaicans miss out
Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter
Jordan Scott and Shenice Cohen were the only Jamaicans in action yesterday, as both finished outside the medal positions in action at the International Olympic Association Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
With just the 8x100 metres mixed relays of interest for Jamaicans on today's penultimate day of competition in the Chinese city, Jamaica remains on four medals (three gold, one silver), with Jaheel Hyde (110m hurdles), Martin Manley (400m), Natalliah Whyte (200m) taking podium-topping spots and Obrien Wasome winning a silver medal in the long jump competition.
There was no information at press time as to which Jamaicans will be competing in the mixed relays.
The mixed relays sees one competitor for each National Olympic Committee and are instead based on continents. Teams from the Americas, Oceania, Europe, Asia, and Africa have been formed based on the rankings after the individual races earlier at the Youth Olympic Games.
Scott posted a 15.20-metre mark in the men's triple jump final to finish fifth behind gold-medal winner Miguel Van Assen, 16.15m, from Suriname, with Tobia Bocchi (Italy), 16.01m, taking the silver and Azerbaijan's Nazim Babyev, 15.96m, taking the bronze.
Competing in the women's 400m hurdles final, Cohen ran seventh in 1:03.06. The event was won by South Africa's Gezelle Magerman, 57.91, ahead of Michaela Peskova (Slovakia), 58.26 and Denmark's Anne Kirkegaard, 58.60.