Jamaican wins Gold and clocks World Leading Time in Women's 400 metres
Jamaica picked up its first medals today at the World Under 20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland as Mico University Tiffany James won the gold medal in a personal best and World leading 51.32 seconds.
It was bronze for St Elizabeth High Junelle Bromfield in 52.05 seconds.
The win by James was the first Gold medal in the event at these Championships for Jamaica while it was also first-time Jamaica was getting two medals in the event.
James who was in great form during the Meet as she produced personal best in every round . Drawn in lane five , ahead of Bromfield in lane four, James reacted the quickest out of the blocks and ran strongly throughout, and held off the fast finishing Lynn Irby of the United States, who finished second for silver in 51.39 seconds.
" I came here with two objectives, to run a personal best and to be on the podium and I achieved both and to God be the Glory' ,said James.
Bromfield had to wait agonisingly for some four minutes for the result for third as she and Jessica Thornton of Australia touched the finishing line together. The Jamaican eventually got the bronze.
"I am happy for third and the medal as i made up for my disappointment at World Youth last year" she said.