Jamaica in with five shots at a medal


July 21, 2016

Jamaica looks set to get on the medal table on today's third day of competition at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Under 20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland as five of the country's athletes will be involved in finals.

Those athletes are Dejour Russell in the men's 110 metres hurdles; Tiffany James and Junelle Bromfield in the women's 400 metres; Devia Brown in the women's discus throw, and Jordan Scott in the Men's Triple Jump.

The first of these finals will on the track at 1:15 p.m. Jamaican time where the in-form James will run out of lane five and Bromfield behind her in lane four in the 400m.

At 2 p.m, Russell takes the track in the men's 110 metres hurdles running out of lane five.

Earlier at 11:50 a.m. Brown will be in the discus finals while Scott is down to do battle in the men's triple jump finals at 1:10 p.m.

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Veneisha Pusey will contest the women's 100 metres semi-final at 11:05 am and will run out of lane two in heat three.

Defending 400 metres hurdles champion, Jaheel Hyde, the fastest junior in the world with 48.81 seconds, makes his debut in the first round of the event. Timor Barrett will compete in heat one.

In the opening session there will also be qualifying round of the women's long jump at 2:40 am where Jessica Noble will compete.

Meanwhile, the men's 200 metres at 4:30 a.m. will see Nigel Ellis competing in heat one while Hujaye Campbell, who replaced the injured Akeem Bloomfield, is drawn in the second heat.

Both Shannon Kalawan and Nicolee Foster will be hoping to advance to the finals of the Women's 400 metres hurdles when semi-final action gets underway at 11:05 am.

Foster is in heat two and Kalalwan in heat three.

Both Christopher Taylor and Sean Bailey will be hoping to progress when they compete in the Men's 400 metres semi-finals. Bailey lines up in heat one and Taylor heat three.

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