A day before Jamaica marked its 60th anniversary of Independence the island's senior and junior athletes gave the nation a fitting birthday present — five gold medals, a silver and two bronze — at two track and field world events.
The dominance of the Jamaicans' performances was underlined by a new world record of 42.59 seconds set by Serena Cole, Tina Clayton, Kerrica Hill, and Tia Clayton in the girls' under-20 4x100m relay in Cali, Colombia; a World Under-20 championship record 17.27m in the triple jump by Jaydon Hibbert; and a Commonwealth Games record 14.94m in the women's triple jump set by Shanieka Ricketts in Birmingham, England.
Coverage of both the World Under-20 Athletics Championships and the Commonwealth Games in Sport.
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