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More medals for Jamaica

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica continue to impress at the 2011 Special Olympics Games in Athens, Greece, collecting another four gold, two silver and one bronze during yesterday's competition.

So far, Jamaica have now won six gold, six silver and four bronze medals at the Games.

The island's track athletes blazed an impressive trail today with Nembhard Burke, Netesha Williams, Calana Tugman and Primrose Lafayette all capturing gold medals. Christopher Donaldson and Shanalee Miller won silver medals, while Owen Ritchie won the bronze.

Burke took the gold medal in the 200 metres in a time of 24.34 seconds beating Indonesia's Agus Wiranata, who did 24.59.

Williams' gold medal was won in the women's 100 metres by clocking 14.41 seconds while 15-year-old Tugman won her age group with a time of 15.71 seconds. Lafayette's gold was also won in the 100 metres.

Donaldson's silver medal was won in the Over-30 200 metres, while Miller from Manchester was exceptional in the badminton competition.

Ritchie won the bronze medal in the 200 metres for Over-22.

Track events continue today, but all eyes will be on Jamaica's footballers who will play Uruguay, who are leading the top zone on goal average.