Saturday am Beijing! 2 more GOLD medals for Jamaica!

Women’s High Jump Final

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Mariya Kuchina of Russia wins Gold with a PB of 2.01. A favourite of ours, Blanka Vlasic managed to come back from injuries to win silver. She now has 4 medals in the World Championships. Chicherova, also from Russia won bronze.

Men’s 5000m Final

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Great Britain’s Mo Farah makes history with a ‘triple double’. He won the 5000m and 10000m in London Olympics 2012, again at Worlds 2013 and now again in Beijing! Well done Mo Farah!

Men’s Decathalon Final World Record!

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USA’s Ashton Eaton takes back his own World Record and now sets a World Record of 9045 points.Congratulations to him!

Men’s Discus Final

Dacres did well but could not reproduce the same distance that got him into the Final with a throw over 65. He finished 7th with a throw of 64.22. Poland’s Malachowski won Gold with 67.40. His PB is over 71! Harting of Germany won silver with 66.90 and another gentleman from Poland, Urbanek won bronze with 65.18.

Women’s 4×100m Relay Final

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JAMAICA wins Gold in the Women’s 4×100m in style with a Championship record of 41.07! Clean changes from VCB to Morrison to Thompson to Fraser-Pryce. USA was 2nd with 41.68 SB and the same team from the Heats and Trinidad & Tobago win Bronze with 42.03 NR.

Men’s 4×100m Relay Final

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The Jamaican men have done it! The US were to win on paper but clearly they cannot handle the pressure of Jamaica beside them. Their strategy of using the same team in the heats and finals did not work. They still had a major fumble from Tyson to Rogers, the 3rd to 4th leg. It was thought that Jamaica had to be perfect to win but we were not perfect either! Asafa had an outstretched hand that was waiting too long for Carter to hand over, then Asafa made up crazy ground on Gatlin and ran so fast that he ran in too close for the changeover to Ashmeade. Ashmeade has made up for his previous performances, running a hell of a leg with an almost perfect changeover to Bolt who blazed down the stretch for the 37.36WL win.

Mike Rogers was just out of the changeover position so the American quartet were disqualified. They had to fold up their flag during the celebration. Really unfortunate again for the US. So now CHINA wins silver and Canada bronze.

Jamaica now move ahead of USA into 2nd on the Medal table behind Kenya! Can they upset USA even further and maintain that lead with the 4×400m relays? Hard task but as we saw today, anything is possible.

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