By Spencer Darlington
Reporting from the IAAF World Athletics Championships
Two-time national champion Ristanana Tracey gave Jamaica its third medal at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships on Thursday’s seventh day of competition when she coped bronze in the women’s 400m hurdles final.
The 26 year old Tracey who entered the final as a possible outside medal contender, produced a massive lifetime best of 53.74 seconds, coming down from her previous best of 54.15 seconds.
She became the third Jamaican woman after Deon Hemmings (1995 and 1997) and Melaine Walker as female athletes who have earned a medal for Jamaica in this event at the World Championships.
Kori Carter of the United States took gold in 53.07 seconds while the silver went to her compatriot and 2016 Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammed in 53.50 seconds.
Jamaica now has 1 gold and 2 bronze to sit 9th on the medal table being led by the Unites States with 6 gold, 7 silver and 6 for a grand total of 19.