Jamaica won four relay medals on Saturday’s final track and day at the #CG2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast.

On the day when St. Lucian Levern Spencer cleared 1.95m for high jump glory, the black, green and gold nation won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

Christine Day, Anastasia Le-Roy, Janieve Russell and Stephenie McPherson, running from lane eight, ran away with the women’s 4x400m gold in 3:24.00.
Nigeria finished second in 3:25.29 while Botswana ran a national record 3:26.86.

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson anchored Jamaica to silver in the women’s 4x100m. The team, led off by Christania Williams to Natasha Morrison and included Gayon Evans, crossed the line in 42.52 behind England 42.52.

In the men’s 4x100m, Jamaica’s quartet of Everton Clarke, Oshane Bailey, Warren Weir and Yohan Blake finished in 38.35 behind England’s national record of 38.13 and South Africa 38.13.

Jermaine Gayle, Demish Gaye, Jamari Rose and Javon Francis combined for 3:01.97 to take bronze in a very close men’s 4x400m final behind Botswana 3:01.78 and Bahamas 3:01.92.

Trinidad and Tobago ended 4th in 3:02.85.

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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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