In the end, Kenya reigned supreme ahead of Jamaica and the United States of America in the medal tally.
The Jamaican women’s team 4x400M team received Jamaica’s only medal, the gold, on the final day of competition. The two-team race saw Jamaica’s lead by lead off Christine Day being lengthened signifcantly by Sherica Jackson. However, Stephanie Ann McPherson was chased down by 400M champion of the USA, Allyson Felix, to give the US the lead on the 4th leg. However, the great Novlene Williams-Mills, ran past Francena McCrory to take the victory for Jamaica. USA got the silver and Great Britain was 3rd.
Jamaica’s 4×400 team
Christine Day –> Shericka Jackson –> Stephenie Ann McPherson –> Novlene Williams-Mills
United States’ 4×400 team
Sanya Richards-Ross –> Natasha Hastings –> Allyson Felix –> Francena McCorory
Great Britain’s 4×400 team
Christine Ohuruogu –> Anyika Onuora –> Eilidh Child –> Seren Bundy-Davies
In the Men’s 4×400 M, Trinidad & Tobago finished 2nd to the United States. Great Britain was also 3rd in this event edging Jamaica’s promising youngster Javon Francis (former Calabar High School standout) at the line. Francis actually went out quickly to take 1st place but couldn’t hold it down the stretch. Gutsy performance by the young man.
From my couch, China put on a brilliant event. Let’s see what the people who were there think.
“Eternal Father bless our land…” — Jamaican anthem