Trinidad claim 4x400m gold while Jamaica's women cop bronze as athletics action concludes in Birmingham

By August 07, 2022

Trinidad and Tobago won its third gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Sunday when Jereem Richards led them to an emphatic victory in the 4x400m.

The team of Dwight St Hilaire, Che Lara, Machel Cedenio and Richards clocked 3:01.29. It was Richards' second gold medal of the Games. He won the 200m title in a Games record  19.80s on Saturday.

Botswana won the silver running 3:01.85. The bronze medal went to Kenya who ran 3:02.41. Jamaica crossed the finish line in fourth place but was disqualified.

Jamaica’s women enjoyed better fortunes as the team of Shian Salmon, Junelle Bromfield, Roneisha McGregor and Natoya Goule ran bravely for the bronze medal in 3:26.93.

The gold medal was a battle between England and Canada with both teams battling to the line with the home team winning their first 4x400m Commonwealth title in 28 years.

Their winning time was 3:25.83 with Canada 0.01 seconds behind in 3:25.84.

Meanwhile, in the field, Grenada’s Anderson Peters was upset in the javelin.

Peters struggled early but produced his best throw of 88.64m, which temporarily gave him the lead. It would not last, however, as Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem uncorked a career-best 91.18m, a new Games record to snatch victory.

Kenya’s Julius Yego, the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 World Champion produced a season-best 85.70m for the bronze medal.

 

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