BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 30: Stephenie Ann McPherson of Jamaica competes in the Women's 4x400 Relay Final during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Stephenie Ann McPherson
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Jamaicans Stephenie-Ann McPherson with 50.33 and Christine Day, 50.75 were finished second and third respectively in the women’s 400m at Saturday’s Paris Diamond League meeting. The event winner was American Natasha Hastings, 50.06.

Simone Facey of Jamaica, 22.70 was fourth in the women’s 200m, won by Dafne Schoppers of Netherland in 22.13.

Aisha Praught, the first Jamaican steeplechase Olympic Games finalist, failed to finish the event, which Ruth Jebet of Bahrain set a new world record of 8:52.78.

Kim Collins of St. Kitts and Nevis ran 10.12 for sixth place in the men’s 100m, which Ben Youssef Meité of Côte d’Ivoire topped in 9.96.

New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh threw 22.00m to win the men’s shot put

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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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