YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MAY 12: during Day 2 of the 2019 IAAF World Relay Championships at the Nissan Stadium on Sunday May 12, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo by Roger Sedres for the IAAF)

Trinidad and Tobago won the men’s 4x400m while Jamaica snatched three medals on Sunday’s (12 May) final day of the IAAF World Relays 2019 concluded in Yokohama, Japan.

Deon Lendore led Trinidad and Tobago off with 45.9s. He handed off to Jareem Richards, who split 44.8s. Asa Guevara, on the third leg, held his own with 45.7s to give Machel Cedenio, who delivered an impressive 44.4s split on anchor, which was enough to take the Twin Islands Republic home in 3:00.81, the best time in the world so far this year.

Jamaica took silver in a season-best 3:01.57s. Demish Gaye got the reggae land men off to a reasonably good start with 45.9s. Akeem Bloomfield, 44.9s and Rusheen McDonald, 45.3s kept things close. Nathon Allen, on anchor, took Jamaica home with 45.4.

The USA, which led up to the final lap, was later disqualified.

Jonielle Smith with a blazing anchor leg took Jamaica to the second position in the women’s 4x100m final. The team, which included Gayon Evans, Natasha Morrison and Shashalee Forbes, finish in 43.29s, just behind The USA 43.27.

Jamaica’s female 4x200m team, seen as the best chance for gold with Elaine Thompson, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, had to settle for third in 1:33.21, luckily with the disqualification of USA.
France won the event in 1:32.16 ahead of China 1:32.76.

Jamaica’s male 4x100m team of Nesta Carter, Julian Forte, Rasheed Dwyer and Nigel Ellis, finished 6th in 38.88. Brazil won in 38.05 ahead of USA 38.07.

The women’s 4x400m quartet of Chrisann Gordon (52.6-split), Anastasia Le-Roy (52.0), Tiffany James (51.7) and Janieve Russell (52.0), finished 5th in 3:28.30. Poland took the top spot in 3:27.49 ahead of The USA 3:27.65

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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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