Dominant James blows away field to claim 400m gold

By Sports Desk August 01, 2018
Jamaica's Tiffany James and Derri-Ann Hill. Jamaica's Tiffany James and Derri-Ann Hill.

Jamaica’s Tiffany James put in a commanding performance to claim the women’s 400m title at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia on Wednesday night.

The powerfully striding James, who ran from lane four, led the race from wire to wire proving to be a cut above the field.  The Jamaican, who steadily inched up to cover the Dominican Republic’s Fiordaliza Colif in the outside lane early on, entered the straight with a slight lead and it was clear they would only be one winner. 

James pulled even further away from the rest in the final 10 metres to claim gold in 52.35.  In truth, having no issues at any point during the race. 

Her compatriot Derri-Ann Hill was in the meantime locked in battle down the straight with Colif who eventually split the pair after taking silver in 52.72.  Hill took bronze with a time of 53.30.

Guyana’s Kanika Beckles was just outside of the podium spots after stopping the clock in 53.75.

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