Tiffany James struck gold for Jamaica in the women’s 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday (21 July).

The Mico University College student, coached by 1983 World 400m champion Bertland Cameron, ran a lifetime best 51.32 to take the top spot in the one lap event.

The time is also the best in the world for the Under-20 this year.

“I must say I am feeling very elated, a massive PR, I couldn’t ask for nothing more. This is what I really wanted from the start of the season and I achieved it so I am very thankful,” the former Papine High student said.

Junelle Bromfield, Jamaica’s other entrant in the final, pocketed the bronze in 52.05. American Lynna Irby took silver in 51.39

Bromfield commented on getting the bronze medal: “It means a lot to me, because I have been training hard from last year. I got a big disappointment at World Youth where I didn’t get a medal, so I am just happy that I came here and got a medal today.”


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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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