Jamaica’s female and male teams advanced to the finals for the 4x400m relay in Doha, Quatar, at the IAAF World Championship.
Nathon Allen, Akeem Bloomfield, Terry Thomas and Javon Francis; this men’s team won the first-round heat in 3:00:76 which is their season’s best time Roniesha McGregor, Anastasia Le Roy, Stephanie Ann McPherson and Tiffany James, the female team won their heat in 3:23:64 a world-leading time.
They will compete in the final day of the competition.
Jamaica captured the third gold medal in Doha when the women’s 4×100 m relay team won in a world best time. ShellyAnn Fraser Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Joinelle Smith and Natalliah Whyte are the 4 Jamaican athletes who made up the team.
Great Britain finished in a seasons best time of 41.85 seconds for second place, and the USA got the bronze medal in a season’s best time of 42.10 seconds.
Shanieka Ricketts, the reigning Diamond League champion in women’s triple jump event, finished second in the finals, and captured Jamaica’s ninth medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championship.
Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela won the gold medal. While Jamaica’s other competitor, Kimberly Williams was placed 4th after she jumped 14.64 meters, which was close to the athlete that won the bronze medal.
Jamaica also won a medal for the first time ever in the female shot-put finals on Thursday when Danniel Thomas-Dodd finished second with a throw of 19.47m.