Jamaica win more gold, finish 7th at World Under-18 Champs

July 17, 2017
Britany Anderson of Jamaica in action during the final of the girls' 100m hurdles on day five of the IAAF U18 World Championships at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.
Zeney Van Der Walt of South Africa (left) dips for the finish line ahead of Sanique Walker of Jamaica to win gold in the final of the girls 400m hurdles on day four of the IAAF U18 World Championships at the Kasarani Stadium on Saturday in Nairobi, Kenya.

Jamaica ended the five-day 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations World Under-18 Championships in Kenya yesterday in seventh position with eight medals, after winning three more medals on the final day of action.

Britany Anderson claimed gold in the girls' 100-metre hurdles, winning the evening in 12.72 seconds with teammate Dazsay Freeman third in 13.09. France's Cyrena Samba-Mayela won the silver in a time of 12.80 seconds.

The mixed 4x400 metre-relay team of Shaquena Foote, Anthony Fox, Sanique Walker, and Antonio Watson claimed silver in the event in a time of 3:22.23 behind winner Brazil in a time of 3:21.71.

It was Walker's second silver of the championships as she had also finished second in the girls' 400-metre hurdles on Saturday in a time of 58.27 behind winner Zeney van der Walt of South Africa in a time of 58.23 seconds.

Meanwhile, in the field, Annia Ashley was 10th in the women's long jump with a leap of 5.82 metres. The event was won by China's Luying Gong with a distance of 6.37 metres.

The Jamaicans ended the championships with three gold, two silver, and three bronze, while South Africa topped the medal table with 11, including five gold, three silver, and three bronze, ahead of China with 11, including five gold, two silver, and four bronze.

Hosts Kenya won the most medals of the championships, finishing fourth in the table with 15 medals, including four gold, seven silver, and four bronze.

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