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World U-20 | Record for Jamaica as 4x100m women win gold

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 7:03 PM
Jamaica's 4x100 team at the recent Carifta Games at the National Staium.
Jamaica's 4x100 team at the recent Carifta Games at the National Staium.

Jamaica ran an age-group record to win the gold medal in the women's 4x100 metres at the World Under-20 Championships at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium in Cali, Colombia on Friday.

The team comprised of Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill and Tia Clayton and although the baton exchanges were not all smooth, they managed to run 42.59 seconds to snatch the gold.

They were approximately five metres ahead of their nearest rivals, the United States of America (USA), who did 43.28 for the silver medal with Colombia winning the bronze in 44.59. The USA's time was a national Under-20 record.

The Jamaicans were breaking their own world Under-20 mark of 42.94, which was set in Nairobi, Kenya last year.

It was the island's third gold medal on Friday, as earlier Brianna Lyston won the women's 200 metres and Brandon Pottinger, the men's high jump.

Jamaica have now won 10 medals at this edition of the World Under-20 Championships, which include four gold, three silver and three bronze.

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