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Jamaica's women strike gold in 4 x 400m as track and field ends at Commonwealth Games

Jamaica's women's 4x400 metres relay team defended its title as the nation garnered 4 more medals to end the athletics of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia with 26 medals. The quartet of Christine Day, Anastasia Leroy, Janieve Russell and Stephanie McPherson took the baton around in 3 minutes, 24 seconds flat to secure gold medal number 7 for Jamaica.

The men's team copped the bronze anchored by 400 metres bronze medallist Javon Francis. Earlier, the women's 4X100 metres relay team of Christania Williams, Natasha Morrison, Gayon Evans and Elaine Thompson copped silver in 42.52 seconds. The men's quartet of Everton Clarke, Oshane Bailey, Warren Weir and Yohan Blake were beaten into third however as they crossed the line in 38.35 seconds, behind winners England 38.13 and South Africa 38.24 seconds. 

Jamaica's Clive Pullen finished 7th in the men's triple jump with a best leap of 16.25 metres, the win went to Guyana's Troy Doris with 16.88 metres. It was the final day of participation for Jamaica in athletics as only the marathon finals will be contested on Sunday’s final day.

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls took the bronze medal after beating New Zealand 60-55 in the third place playoff. The Sunshine Girls had lost 56-55 to England in the semi-finals.



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