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World Athletics Junior Championships Day 5 Report: Jamaican Women’s 4x100m Set World Record

World Athletics Junior Championships Day 5 Report: Jamaican Women's 4x100m Set World Record

The Jamaican women’s 4×100 relay team formed by Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill and Tia Clayton broke the world under 20 record with 42.59. Jamaica had set the previous world under 20 record of 42.94 at last year’s edition of the World Championships in Nairobi. 

The US team featuring Jayla Jamison,Autumn Wilson, Lyana Gray and Shawnti Jackson  won the silver medal setting a national under 20 record of 43.28. Colombia delighted the home fans by winning the bronze medal in 44.59.   

Men’s 4×100 metres: 

The Japanese team formed by Kowa Ikeshita, Hiroto Fujihara, Shunti Tatento, Hiroshi Janashita won the gold medal in 39.35 holding off Jamaica by just two thousandths of a second. The US team claimed bronze in 39.57. South Africa was disqualified due to lane infringement after crossing the finish-line first. 

Women’s 200 metres: 

Brianna Lyston continued the Jamaican sprint tradition by winning the 200 metres in 22.55. USA’ Jayla Jamison claimed the silver medal in a PB of 22.77, Alana Boyd from Jamaica took bronze improving her lifetime best to 22.95. Lyston has become the third Jamaican sprinter to win the 200m world under 20 gold medal after Veronica Campbell in Santiago 2000 and Briana Williams in Tampere 2018. 

Lyston bounced back from the disappointment at last edition of the World Under Championships in Nairobi, where she was disqualified in the 200 metres due to a lane infringement. 

Brianna Lyston: “It was really hard, I broke down after the race, when I heard the news that I was disqualified for a lane infringement last year. Since I stepped on the line, I tried my best in training not to do it again. I told myself I would come back, train hard, and accomplish this. My role model is Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce. I dedicate this win to my mother”. 

A thunderstorm caused a delay to the programme. 

“When we were in the call room, we were pretty nervous. We never had such a long delay, but we did our best to stay warm and keep our mental health intact”. 

Men’s triple jump: 

Jamaica’s 17-year-old Jaydon Hibbert broke the championship record with 17.27m in the first round to win the men’s triple jump. Hibbert smashed his PB by 61 cm setting the eighth best performance on the world under 20 all-time list in history. He also moved to second on the Jamaican all-time list behind Olympic and world long jump silver medallist James Beckford, who jumped 17.92m. 

Selva Thiruman from India claimed the bronze medal with a PB of…

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