(CMR) Jamaica won 12 medals at the recently concluded 19th World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, finishing fourth in the medal standings. The team won three gold, five silver, and four bronze medals.
Shericka Jackson retained her world 200-meter title with a championship record of 21.41 seconds. The other gold medals came from Danielle Williams in the 100m hurdle and Antonio Watson in the 400m. Watson became the first Jamaican athlete since Bert Cameron’s triumph in the inaugural World Athletics Championships of 1983 to claim gold in the men’s 400m event, ending a 40-year drought for Jamaica in this category.
The USA, Canada, and Spain were the top three on the medal table, which is ranked according to the most gold medals, then silver and Bronze. Jamaica was second in the number of medals behind the US, which won 29 medals, but with only three gold medals, Spain and Canada ranked above the Caribbean nation, with four gold medals each.
Other Caribbean nations to win medals include Cuba, 3; Dominican Republic, 1; Barbados, 1; British Virgin Islands, 1; and Grenada, 1.