Jamaica's Flag flies high in Poland


By: Devon Anderson and Dwight Fraser

jam-flag_poland.jpgThe Jamaican contingent to the World Juniors Championship, held July 8 to 13 in Poland, was successful in achieving six medals, one gold four silver and one bronze. They placed ninth in the overall medal standings of the 181 countries that competed at the Championship.

The most notable of all the medal winners was the gold won by Dexter Lee in the Men's 100 meters in a creditable time of 10.40 seconds, finishing ahead of his country man Yohan Blake in 10.51. In all fairness to Blake who won the bronze two years ago, he was on the path of recovering from a hamstring injury.

In other events Nickel Ashmeade finished second in the 200 meters in 20.84 seconds, Keiron Stewart placed third in the 110 meters hurdles in 13.51, while the male quartet of Oshane Bailey, Dexter Lee, Nickel Ashmeade and Yohan Blake won the silver in the 4 by 100 meters relay in a time of 39.25 seconds.

From the female perspective Shermaine Williams finished second in the 100 meters hurdles in 13.48 seconds, while the team of Shawna Anderson, Kaycea Jones, Gayon Evans and Jura Levy secured the silver in the 4 by 100 meters relay in a time of 43.98.

YardFlex Sports would like to congratulate all the athletes and the administrative body who made Jamaica proud at the World Juniors Athletics Championships.