Jamaica's Under-20 4x100m women win gold in WR 42.94 seconds

Jamaica's Under-20 4x100m women win gold in WR 42.94 seconds

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 22, 2021 - Jamaica's women's 4x100m team ran an under-20 world record 42.94 seconds to win the gold medal in Sunday's final session of the World Athletics Under-20 Championships at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Jamaican team of Serena Cole on the first leg,  100m champion Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill and Tia Clayton stormed home to their third gold medal at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi.

The quartet led by  twin sisters – Tia and Tina Clayton - from Edwin Allen High,  won the event in a World Under-20 record of 42.94 seconds. The two African teams: Namibia took silver in a national Under-20 record of 43.76 and Nigeria, the bronze in a season’s best 43.90.

Jamaica’s two other gold medals in Nairobi came from Tina Clayton and Ackera Nugent.

Clayton, who celebrated her 17th birthday on Tuesday, took the gold medal in the women’s 100m on Thursday in a personal best 11.09, bettering her former time of 11.17 set while racing to gold at the NACAC U18 Championships in San Jose last month.

Nugent, the world leader, won the women’s 100m hurdles gold medal on Saturday in 12.95 seconds.

The men’s team then secured Jamaica’s ninth medal in Nairobi by taking silver in the 4x100m relay final.

Russia won the gold medal in a World Under-20 record of 38.51. Poland took bronze in an area Under-20 record of 38.90.

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