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Jamaica to return from Youth Olympics with four medals

Published:Monday | August 25, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Team Jamaica will return from the second Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China with four medals after Jordan Scott and Shenice Cohen failed in medal rounds on today’s penultimate day of track and field.

Cohen of Holmwood Technical finished seventh in the women's 400-metre hurdles final in 1:04.06 seconds.

South African Gezelle Magerman won the gold medal in a life-time best 57.91 seconds.

Magerman was well clear of 16-year-old Michaela Peskova of Slovakia, who recorded a life-time best 58.26 for the silver medal.

Sofie Ann Kirkegaard of Denmark, 58.60, also recorded a lifetime best to take bronze.

Scott of Campion College leapt 15.20 metres for fifth place in the men’s triple jump.

Miguel van Assen of Suriname easily won the gold medal with an effort of 16.15 metres.

Jamaica took part in four disciplines and all four medals - three gold and a silver - came in track and field.

The gold medal winners were Marin Manley, Jaheel Hyde and Natalliah Whyte; while Obrien Waysome won the silver medal in the men’s long jump.

Jamaica competed in track and field, swimming, beach volleyball and fencing.

Action in Nanjing will end on Wednesday.



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