Jamaica claim silver in mixed 4x400m relays

By Sports Desk September 29, 2019
The United States' Michael Cherry finishes well-clear of the field. The United States' Michael Cherry finishes well-clear of the field.

Jamaica earned their second medal of the IAAF World Championship in Doha after finishing second in the 4x400m mixed relay.

Quarter mile specialist Javon Francis anchored a spirited chase of Justyna Święty-Ersetic on the final leg. The Europeans had interestingly chosen to alter their race tactics to hand their females who competed on the third and final legs. United States Michael Cherry, however, quickly made light of that big lead, blowing by Święty-Ersetic to claim the gold medal for the United States in 3:09.34. Francis who also passed the Polish athletes on the straight was next across the line in 3.11.78 but narrowly held off Bahrain’s Abbas Abubakar Abbas who led the team to bronze in 3.11.82.
Nathon Allen led off a strong effort for Jamaica before handing over to Roneisha Mcgregor, who then handed over to Tiffany James. The United States were led off by Wilbert London, who handed over to Allyson Felix with Courtney Okolo taking duties on the third leg.

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