Jamaican wins Gold and clocks World Leading Time in Women's 400 metres

July 21, 2016

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.

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