Jamaica’s men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams refused to come away from the Doha World Championships empty-handed after battling to win silver and bronze medals, respectively, as the event ended on Sunday.

Anderson Peters became only the second athlete in history to claim a gold medal for Grenada at the IAAF World Championships after claiming gold in the men’s Javelin on Sunday.

Jamaica Diamond League champion Danielle Williams held on for bronze behind the United States duo of Kendra Harrison and Nia Ali in the women’s 100m hurdles final on Sunday.

Williams, who had one of the best seasons of her career, entered the final as the favourite but finished third in 12.47.  Ali, who finished behind Williams with a personal best of 12.44 in the first semifinal, went on to smash that mark after claiming the gold medal in 12.34.

Kendra Harrison, the world record holder, was third after finishing behind Ali in 12.46.  Williams got away from the blocks well but never managed to pull away from a fast field and seemed to really feel the pressure with a slight wobble at the 6th hurdle.  Ali in the meantime put on a superb display of speed and near flawless hurdling.

The other Jamaicans in the race Janeek Brown and Megan Tapper ended at the back of the field.  Brown finished seventh in a time of 12.88 while Tapper did not finish, having failed to recover after crashing into the third hurdle.

Jamaica’s female sprinters lived up to the billing of favourites in the 4x100 relay at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha, Qatar on Saturday despite missing double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson among their ranks.

For all its achievements on the track, the Island nation of Jamaica has never produced a World title in the long jump – until now, until Tajay Gayle leaped out to 8.69 metres at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha, Qatar. 

Waterhouse FC face the uphill task of not just turning over a 2-0 deficit in their CONCACAF League quarterfinal tie against Montagua but doing so away after a defeat at the National Stadium in Kingston on Monday night. 

Three Manning Cup players are recovering well after lightning struck the field of play on Monday.

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