Hyde wins first Pan Am gold for Jamaica
SANTIAGO, Chile – Jaheel Hyde won Jamaica’s first gold medal at the Pan American Games on Friday afternoon.
Hyde clocked 49.19 seconds to win the men’s 400m hurdles final to take Jamaica’s medal tally at the games to five.
Brazil’s Matheus Lima took the silver in 49.69 while Cuba’s Yoao Illas claimed the bronze in 49.74.
Hyde says he did not execute a perfect race but dedicated the win to his three-year-old daughter.
Jamaica’s other medallists are cyclist Dahlia Palmer, discus throwers Samantha Hall and Fedrick Dacres, and wrestler Aaron Johnson, who all won bronze medals.
– Rachid Parchment