Jamaican support powered Jura Levy to relay win

By April 30, 2018
Jamaica's women celebrating their 4x100m victory over the USA at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Saturday. Jamaica's women celebrating their 4x100m victory over the USA at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Saturday.

Jamaica’s Jura Levy said she wasn’t worried about being caught by the USA’s Kyra Jefferson on the anchor leg of the USA vs The Rest of the World sprint relay at the Penn Relays on Saturday.

The overwhelming Jamaican support at Franklin Field, she said, made it easy.

Levy was given a marginal lead going into the home stretch but held off the USA’s Jefferson to give Jamaica the win in 43.14s to the USA Red’s 43.18s. USA Blue was third in 43.71s.

The diminutive sprinter said she was never in any fear of being caught.

“I was just focusing on the line and getting there,” she told SportsMax.TV.  “I wasn’t worried about who was on my leg at all. I knew my job was to get to the line first. I believe when you are in an atmosphere like Penn Relay with so many Jamaicans all you want to do is win for them.”

Levy, who departed the USA on Monday for Doha where she competes in 100m in the Diamond League season opener, said it felt good wearing national colours once more.

I felt good.  It was my third run of the season and every race I just try to execute what I have been doing in training. It was great to be back at the Penn Relays after not been there since 2009. I think I am where I should be, I just need to execute and the times will come, I have been working hard in practice,” she said. “So when I go to compete I just need to stay focused and be consistent as I am in practice and I believe the results will show.”

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

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