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OPERATION MOSCOW: How good was Javon Francis? Top Jamaican World Champs 4x400m relays splits

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2013 | 9:14 AM





Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter



MOSCOW, Russia:

Eighteen-year-old schoolboy Javon Francis got the attention of the world on Friday with a jaw-dropping anchor leg to power Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x400m relay at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics inside the Luzhniki Stadium, but where does it rank among the great Jamaican relay legs?




We take a look at some memorable relay performances by Jamaicans at the IAAF World Championships over the years.



Top 4x400m relay splits at the IAAF World Championships by a Jamaican:



Davian Clarke (Athens 1997) 43.5

Davian Clarke (Gothenburg 1995) 43.7

Davian Clarke (Seville 1999) 43.8

Davian Clarke (Helsinki 2005) 43.81

Gregory Haughton (Edmonton 2001) 43.88

Javon Francis (Moscow 2013) 44.00

Davian Clarke (Paris 2003) 44.04



Track the 2013 World Championships at jamaica-gleaner.com/worldchamps2013



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