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Jamaica’s Male 4x100m Relay Team Sets New National Junior Record & Wins Silver at World Junior Championships in Spain

Jamaica’s male 4x100m relay team set a new national junior record today (the fifth and penultimate day of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Spain), as they winning the silver medal with a time of 38.97 seconds. The relay team of Jevaughn Minzie, Odean Skeen, Jazeel Murphy and Tyquendo Tracey managed to eclipse the previous mark of 39.05 which was set back in 2006.

In today’s race, the USA won the gold in a world junior leading time of 38.67 seconds, with Japan claiming bronze in 39.02 seconds.




Posted: July 14th, 2012 | Filed under: IAAF Junior Championships | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Fedrick Dacres Wins Jamaica’s First Ever World Junior Championships Gold Medal In The Discus Event

18 year old Fedrick Dacres threw a personal best of 62.80 metres in the discus event today at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships, to win the gold and become the first Jamaican to ever win a gold medal in the discus at the IAAF World Junior Championships. Dacres made the throw on his second attempt. Poland’s Wojciech Praczyk threw 62.75 metres on his final attempt to win the silver and the bronze medal was captured by South Africa’s Gerhard de Beer with a throw of 61.57 metres.

Last year, Dacres won Jamaica’s first ever global gold medal in the discus at the IAAF World Youth Championships in France, and following his exploits today in Spain, Dacres has become the first Jamaican man to win back-to-back global titles and also at the Junior level.




Posted: July 12th, 2012 | Filed under: IAAF Junior Championships | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Odean Skeen Wins 100m Bronze At The World Junior Championships

Odean Skeen won Jamaica’s first medal of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Spain earlier today, when he won the bronze medal in the men’s 100m with a season’s best time of 10.28 seconds. It is Jamaica’s first medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

Great Britain’s Adam Gemili won the race in a new championship and British junior record time of 10.05 seconds. American Aaron Ernest ran a personal best time of 10.17 seconds to finish second.




Posted: July 11th, 2012 | Filed under: IAAF Junior Championships | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »