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Gayle, Thomas-Dodd impress in Florida | Sports activities

Jamaican athletes loved field-event success yesterday on the World Athletics Miramar Invitational in Florida, with World Championships gold medallist Tajay Gayle, who captured the lengthy leap occasion with a season greatest and a world-leading distance of 8.27 metres, main the way in which.

Commonwealth Video games champion and World Championships silver medal winner, Danniel Thomas-Dodd was the opposite winner on the day for Jamaica, after tossing the Ladies’s Shot Put to a successful mark of 19.17 metres, which is the third greatest distance on this planet to date.

Jamaicans had much less success on the monitor with solely Natoya Goule and Nataliah Whyte securing prime three finishes on the meet.

Goule, the World Championships finalist within the Ladies’s 800m, couldn’t maintain on to her lead within the occasion and was finally caught by the American Ajee Wilson, who gained the two-lap occasion in 2:00.57 minutes, with Goule ending second in 2:00.92 minutes.

Whyte copped third within the Ladies’s 100 metres in a time of 11.16 seconds, as the US’ Sha’Carri Richardson took a dominant win in a world-leading 10.72 seconds. Jamaica’s Natasha Morrison was fourth in 11.19 seconds.

Elaine Thompson Herah, Stephenie-Ann McPherson and Ronald Levy all simply missed out on prime three finishes of their respective occasions.

Competing in her first 200 metres race of the season, Thompson Herah needed to accept fourth in 22.49 seconds, forward of her countrywoman , Briana Williams, who might solely handle sixth in 22.93 seconds. The race, which had an unlawful + 2.3 metres per second wind studying, was gained by the US’ Jenna Prandini in 22.29 seconds.

There have been additionally fourth- and sixth-placed finishes for Jamaican athletes within the Ladies’s 400m, as McPherson clocked 51.09 seconds for fourth, whereas Chris-Ann Gordon ran sixth in 51.39 seconds. America’ Shamier Little continued her spectacular type this season after successful the occasion in a private greatest and world-leading 49.91 seconds. One other American, Quanera Haynes, additionally dipped beneath 50 seconds to take second place in 49.92 seconds.

Ronald Levy and Andrew Riley had been fourth and fifth within the Males’s 110m hurdles in 13.39 and 13.42 seconds, respectively. World champion Grant Halloway captured the occasion in 13.04 seconds in a +2.2 metres per seconds wind.

Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield pulled up injured within the Males’s 200m.

sports activities@gleanerjm.com

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