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Jamaica joy on final day at the World Athletics Championships


Jamaica joy on final day at the World Athletics Championships


The ninth and final day at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow was a great day for Jamaica. Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce secured their third gold medals of the championships when the two 100m and 200m sprint champions anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4×100m relays as Usain Bolt’s team won the men’s four by 400 metres final.

Britain was disqualified from the men’s event and lost its bronze medal after the race was reviewed and an illegal changeover was confirmed.

Justin Gatlin’s United States team took silver and Canada stepped in to complete the podium.

In the women’s javelin, Christina Obergfoell denied her Russian rivals a home-win as she threw a distance of 69.05m with her second throw for the gold medal. Kimberley Mickle of Australia threw a personal best of 66.60 with her final throw and Maria Abakumova of Russia won bronze..

In the women’s 800 m Kenya’s Eunice Jepkoech Sum made her move in the final 100m to take gold. Russia’s Mariya Savinova and Brenda Martinez of the United States completed the podium.

In the men’s fifteen hundred metre final, Asbel Kiprop eased ahead of the others in the last 60m to win the race and defend his title. Matt Centrowitz of the United States finished second while South Africa’s Johan Cronje, sneaked down the inside to win bronze.

A spectacular performance in the men’s triple jump from France’s Teddy Tamgho who jumped eighteen point zero four metres – the third longest triple jump in history.

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