In a race where the winner broke her own world record, Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton ran faster than she ever has before to continue her country’s rich history in the 400-metre hurdles at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha, Qatar.

Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton was impressive enough in her 400-metre hurdles semi-final at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha, Qatar to make the two most dominant women in the world this year, stop and take note.

Rushell Clayton and Kemar Mowatt brought Jamaica’s tally of medals at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Thursday to six.

Beginning the day with the high jump, Jamaica notched their first mark with Kimberley Spencer’s bronze in the high jump, before Megan Simmonds-Tapper did the same in the 100 hurdles. Shericka Jackson would bring the only gold medal in the women’s 400 metres, while Demish Gaye earned a silver all before the one-lap hurdles events began.

And as if spurred on by the earlier successes, Clayton, 55.53 seconds, ran a brave race to finish just behind the United States’ Ann Cockrell, 55.50.

Cuba’s Zurian Hechevarria Marten brought more silverware for the Caribbean with a third place finish in 55.85.

Barbados’ Tia-Adana Belle finished just outside of the medal placings with her 55.85 clocking, while another Jamaican, Ronda Whyte, running out of lane eight, found the pace too tough and finished seventh in 57.42.

Among the men, Mowatt ran a steady race and looked in clear position to land a bronze medal when all hell broke loose down the final stretch.

Running stride for stride ahead of Mowatt were Brazil’s Alison Alves Dos Santos and Dominica’s Juander Santos Aquino until the latter hit the second-to-last hurdle and went crashing out of the race, leaving the former clear to come home alone in a personal best 48.45 seconds.

But the silver medal that should now have gone to Mowatt wasn’t to be either, as the United States, Amere Lattin, coming off the final hurdle in third surged to finish in 48.98. Mowatt, who finished in 49.09 had no answer.

The other Caribbean finalists finished down the track with the Bahamas’ Jeffery Gibson fourth in a season’s best 49.53 and Cuba’s Leandro Zamora, seventh in 50.29.

She came to finish in the top-three but Rushell Clayton ended up winning the 400m hurdles final on Friday night upsetting favourite Janieve Russell, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, who finished out of the medals in fourth.

Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith and Trinidad and Tobago’s Khalifa St. Fort are headed for a clash in the finals of the Women’s 100m at the CAC Games in Colombia.

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