At the end of Day 3 of the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, little Jamaica is currently lying in second position behind Kenya.
That means we are ahead of traditional powerhouses in track and field like the USA, UK, Germany and Russia (they have surprisingly, not yet medalled) .
However, as more finals are run, the position is likely to change, but it is always good to savour these moments to show how a small Caribbean country of only 4,411 square miles and 2.7 million people, can achieve against bigger countries, some with more than 100 times its population and size.
Here’s the table after Day 3:
O’Dayne Richards started the medal haul on Day 2, winning the bronze medal in the men’s shot put. In so doing, he was winning the first senior shot put medal by a Jamaican. Usain Bolt followed up with his gold in the 100 metres men. Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce continued on Day 3 (today) by winning the women’s 100 metres gold.