by Paul A Reid (Jamaica Observer) Jamaica ended the World Athletics World Indoor Championships at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia, on a high on Sunday as the women’s 4x400m team created an upset to win the gold medal with a gritty performance.
The Jamaicans closed out the three-day championships with three medals.
The Jamaican team of Junelle Bromfield, Janieve Russell, Roneisha McGregor and individual 400m bronze medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson produced a brilliant 3:28.40 minutes to win Jamaica’s second gold in the women’s 4x400m, to go along with three previous silver medals.
Triple jumper Kimberly Williams produced a personal best 14.62m performance to take the bronze medal, adding to McPherson’s third place in the 400m on Saturday.
Jamaica had won two medals — both of them silver — in the most recent staging in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 2018 as the country ended 12th on the medals table and third in the placing tables with 40 points.
Ethiopia topped the table with nine — four gold, three silver and two bronze — followed by the United States who won 19 in total — three gold, seven silver and nine bronze — with Belgium in third position with two gold medals.
The USA topped the placing tables with 177 points while Ethiopia were next with 76.