Jamaica’s Record-Breaking IAAF World Under-20 Performances

The 2018 staging of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland proved to be the perfect venue for Jamaican youth to reassure the nation that its reputation as the world’s sprint capital is still very much intact. With beautiful displays of sporting prowess, they ran, jumped and threw their way to the most medals the nation has ever received at that meet.

Jamaica ended with a tally of 12 medals – four gold, five silver and three bronze – and placed second overall behind Kenya, who won the meet with six gold medals, four silver and one bronze. Here’s a breakdown of the medals, events and athletes.

Kia Chang on his way to claiming the gold medal, with a throw of 62.36m in the men’s discus throw at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland July 2018.

Gold Medals

Athlete: Damion Thomas
Event: Men’s  110m hurdles
Winning Time: 13.16s

Athlete: Kai Chang
Event: Men’s Discus Throw
Winning Distance: 62.36m

Athlete: Briana Williams
Event: Women’s 100m
Winning Time: 11.16s

Athlete: Briana Williams
Event: Women’s 200m
Winning Time: 22.50s

World Under-20 100 metres gold medallist Briana Williams and coach Ato Boldon in Tampere, Finland 2018.

Silver Medals

Athlete: Christopher Taylor
Event: Men’s 200m
Time: 45.38s

Athlete: Orlando Bennett
Event: Men’s 110m hurdles
Time: 13.33s

Athletes: Michael Stephens, Jhevaughn Matherson, Christopher Taylor, Xavier Naire
Event: Men’s 4x100m Relay
Time: 38.96s

Athlete: Britany Anderson
Event: Women’s 100m hurdles
Time: 13.01s

Athlete: Shiann Slamon
Event: Women’s 400m hurdles
Time: 56.11s

Jamaican hurdler Britany Anderson

Bronze Medals

Athlete: Chantz Sawyers
Event: Women’s 400m
Time: 45.89s

Athlete: Wayne Pinnock
Event: Men’s Long Jump
Winning Distance: 7.90m

Athletes: Janielle Josephs, Stacy-Ann Williams, Shian Salmon, Calisha Taylor
Event: Women’s 4x400m relay
Time: 3:31:90 minutes

IAAF World U20s 2018 Medal Tables
Best Ever Finish For Ja At World U20s