Jamaica wins hurdles gold at Indoor Athletics championships

Jamaica wins hurdles gold at Indoor Athletics championships
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Jamaica clinched their first gold on the final day of the world indoor athletics championships. Omar McLeod gave the Caribbean sprinting power the

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Jamaica clinched their first gold on the final day of the world indoor athletics championships.

Omar McLeod gave the Caribbean sprinting power the top medal in the men’s 60 metre hurdles.

Matthew Centrowitz added to the US gold rush and a record medal haul in the men’s 1500 metres.

He was first across the line with a time of just over 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba interrupted the American assault on the podium, taking gold in the women’s 3000 metres, in a time of just over 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

Ethiopia also took silver, with Meseret Defar coming in second.

But there was no stopping the US, who closed out the four-day meeting with a string of victories, including gold in the women’s high jump, which was won by Vashti Cunningham.

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