Jamaica mixed relay team 5th Oregon22
The team of Demish Gaye, Tiffany James, Karayme Bartley and Stacey-Ann Williams finished fifth with a combined time of 3:12.71 at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22

Jamaica missed out on the medals on Friday’s (15 July) opening day of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon.

The team of Demish Gaye, Tiffany James, Karayme Bartley and Stacey-Ann Williams finished fifth with a combined time of 3:12.71, the country’s best this season. Jamaica brought in Williams for the final.

Dominican Republic won the event in 3:09.82, the second fastest time ever, after the WR set by the USA of 3:09.34 at Doha 2019. The Dominican was the silver medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Netherlands took silver as Femke Bol ran down Kennedy Simon (USA) on the final straightaway to cross the line in 3:09.90, a national record. The Netherlands had been 4th at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The United States took bronze, the same medal they won at the Tokyo Olympics. This time they crossed the line in 3:10.16. Allyson Felix ran the 2nd leg for the USA and won her 19th World Championship medal, extending her record for the most medals at the World Championships.

Felix also won a medal for her 8th World Championships, breaking the record she co-held with Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN) with 7.

Also, Felix has won World Championship medals over a span of 17 years, breaking the record of 16 held by Jésus Ángel García (ESP) in race walking (1993-2009).

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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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