Rio Dream 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1Jamaica won silver in the women’s 4x400m final here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

They were beaten by the United States team, which led at all the exchanges.

Stephenie-Ann McPherson started things off for Jamaica and handed off to Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, who maintained things for her team.

Shericka Jackson made up some ground on American Phyllis Francis, which left Novlene Williams-Mills and Allyson Felix to battle on anchor.

Felix, considered as one of the best sprinters (100m, 200m, 400m) in modern athletics, did not lose focus when Williams-Mills pulled up within striking distance.

Williams-Mills, who led Jamaica to an indescribable victory over USA at last year’s World Championships, tried her best, but Felix was unstoppable down the straight.

The 400m silver medallist, opened the lead to take USA across the finish line in a season best 3:19.06 ahead of Jamaica 3:20.34.

Courtney Okolo and Natasha Hastings were the other members of the US team.

Great Britain and Northern Ireland, anchored by former World and Olympic 400m champion, Christine Ohuruogo, finished a distance back in third, their time 3:25.88.

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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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