Jamaica Tops Medal Standings at World Athletic Championships


Jamaica topped the medals standing at the end of day six of the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Berlin Germany, Thursday (August 20).
The medal table showed that Jamaica had five gold, two silver and two bronze medals, ahead of second-placed United States with three gold, four silver and five bronze medals. Russia was third with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals; and host country, Germany, fourth with two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
Jamaican gold medal winners so far are – Usain Bolt, men’s 100 metres and 200 metres; Shelly Ann Fraser, women’s 100 metres; Brigitte Foster Hylton, women’s 100 metres hurdles; and Melaine Walker, women’s 400 metres hurdles.
Jamaica should earn additional medals on Friday (August 21) in the women’s 200 metres finals, in which it has three participants in defending champion, Veronica Campbell Brown, Simone Facey and Anneisha McLaughlin. This is the country’s best ever performance at the event.

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