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ATHLETICS: Jamaica cops two more medals on day five of World University Games

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2013 | 1:04 PM

Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter

Rasheed Dwyer and Danielle Williams added two more medals to Jamaica's medal count during today’s fifth day of the World University Games (WUG) being staged in Kazan, Russia.

Dwyer failed in his bid to retain his WUG men’s 200m title, as he had to settle for second with a time of 20.23 (+2.4mps) in the final of the event.

Dwyer won the half-lap event at the 2011 staging in Shenzhen, China, in a personal best time of 20.20 seconds, but the 24-year-old G.C. Foster College student was beaten to the gold this time around by South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana (20.00).

The bronze medal was captured by Japan’s Shota Iizuka in 20.33 seconds.

Jamaica’s second medal of the day and fourth overall came in the women’s 100m hurdles courtesy of national champion Danielle Williams.

Williams, who attends Johnson C Smith University, won the bronze medal in 12.84 seconds (+1.8mps).

The event was won by USA’s Vashti Thomas in new Games record of 12.61 seconds while the bronze went to Belarus’ Alina Talay in a season best 12.78 seconds.


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