Jamaica's women's 4x400m team delivered a silver medal in a season best time of three minutes 32.97 seconds as the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships came to a close under cool skies here at the Montjuic Olympic Stadium here yesterday.
The team of Sandrae Farquharson, Olivia James, Shericka Jackson and Janieve Russell, finished behind the USA (3:30.01), who swept all four relays here in World Junior leading times, while Russia were third in 3:36.42.
amaica finished with five medals — two gold, two silver and a bronze — their eighth best performance ever since the inception of the championships in 1986. Jamaica finished seventh overall in the medals tables that were led by the USA with 20 (nine gold, four silver and seven bronze) followed by Kenya on 13 medals (4-4-5) and Ethiopia seven medals (3-3-1).
It was also the seventh time that Jamaica were winning at least two gold medals at the World Junior Championships as the Bahamas finished in ninth position with four medals and Trinidad and Tobago in 14th position with two, Turks and Caicos had one (Delano Williams' gold in the men's 200m) of the 40 countries that won at least a bronze.