Tracey upsets USA's Williams to claim 100 title - Americans dominate Athletics World Cup

By Sports Desk July 15, 2018
Tyquendo Tracey. Tyquendo Tracey.

Jamaica 100m national champion Tyquendo Tracey found top gear to get the better of the United States’ Kendal Williams and claim the blue riband event at the inaugural Athletics World Cup on Sunday.

Overall, however, it was the Americans who unquestionably dominated the championships racking up a massive 219 points en route to lifting the trophy in London.  In second place were Poland (162) Great Britain (155) and the Jamaicans taking fourth with 155 points.

Over the 100m run, it was Tracey that got away well and eventually set a new personal best of 10.03 to get the better of pre-race favourite Williams.  The American finished strong to clock 10.05 for second place, but after being left behind could not close much on the Jamaican.  Simon Magakwe was third in 10.11. 

In the women’s 4x100m, the quartet of Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Joniel Smith and Tissana Hickling settled for a silver medal behind Great Britain, who claimed the top spot in 42.52.  The People’s Republic of China were third in 42.94.  In the final event of the day, the Jamaican men’s team finished in fourth place behind the United States, Poland and Germany.  France and South Africa were disqualified after faulty baton changes.

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