Look out for Jamaica in the Men’s Discus Throw tomorrow morning and the Relays! We are looking for a medal from Fedrick Dacres, possibly another Gold! With regards to the relays, the Women’s 4×400m Jamaica team has gone through to the Final with the 3rd fastest time behind Nigeria and the super USA team. The Men’s 4×400m team has also gone through to the Finals with the 3rd fastest time behind Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis seemed injured after he anchored the relay and had to seek medical attention. He was holding his shoulder in pain from the impact of Hugo de Sousa of Brazil who collided into him and fell over when changing the baton. We hope he will be ok for the final!
The Jamaican ladies are through to the Women’s 4×100m Finals with a WL41.84! (Simpson to Morrison to Stewart to Fraser-Pryce).They were followed by Great Britain and Canada.
The USA ladies are also through to the 4×100m Relay Final with a time of 42. (English Gardner to Felix to Prandini to Todd)Trinidad & Tobago finished second and The Dutch, who had Schippers on the back stretch, finished third to qualify.
Germany and Russia are the fastest losers.
Men’s 4×100m Relay
One of Jamaica’s athletes, looked like Tracey who was to anchor, got injured during the warm up before the 4×100m relay. He hopped off the field with ice on his ankle/foot. He will be replaced by Ashmeade.
USA was way ahead in Heat 1 of the Men’s 4×100m with their star team, Brommell to Gatlin to Gay to Roger, perhaps to practice safe baton changes and they were clean. They had a time of 37.91. Great Britain 2nd. Germany 3rd.
Jamaica (Carter to Powell to Dwyer to Ashmeade) ran a good race for the second Heat with sensational changeovers finishing with 37.41 SB. France 2nd. China 3rd. Antigua & Barbuda and Canada from the same Heat go through as fastest losers.
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SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29- Jamaica time
4:00am Men’s Javelin Throw Decathalon Group A
4:35am Women’s 400m Masters Final
4:45am Men’s 800m Masters Final
5:20am Men’s Javelin Throw Decathalon Group B
5:30am Women’s High Jump Final
6:15am Women’s 800m Final
6:30am Men’s 5000m Final
6:50am MEN’S DISCUS THROW FINAL
7:10am Men’s 1500m Decathalon
7:50am WOMEN’S 4×100m RELAY FINAL
8:10am MEN’S 4×100M RELAY FINAL
SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29- Jamaica time
6:30pm Women’s Marathon Final
SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30- Jamaica time
5:30am Men’s High Jump Final
5:45am Women’s Javelin Throw Final
6:15am Women’s 5000m Final
6:45am Men’s 1500m Final
7:05am WOMEN’S 4×400M FINAL
7:25am MEN’S 4×400M FINAL