When the girls lined up in the women’s 400 metres final, history was made as Jamaica became the first country to line up 4 competitors for a world (Olympics or World Championships) 400 metres title.
In the end, the Jamaicans did not come away empty. The ever improving Shericka Jackson improved on her personal best set in the semi-final to clock 49.99 to pick up the bronze medal. The former Vere Technical star who ran 200m as well as 400m, now appears to have made the right choice in selecting the 400 metres.
As a matter of fact, Jamaicans finished 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th to lay the foundation for a mouth watering 4×400 metres relay. To show the form of the Jamaicans, Christine Day in 4th did a personal best of 50.14, Novlene Williams-Mills in 6th, did a season’s best of 50.47. Stephenie Ann McPherson also did a decent time of 50.47 to finish 5th.
The race was won comfortably by Alison Felix of the USA on 49.26, followed by the young Bahamian Shaunae Miller in a personal best of 49.67. Felix went out quickly and there was no catching her. Take a look at the video: