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Jamaican 1-2-3

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Jamaican 1-2-3

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Jamaica’s track dominance at the Commonwealth Games was highlighted yesterday, when the Caribbean nation swept the medals in the Men’s 200 metre final in Glasgow, Scotland.
Superstar runner Usain Bolt still hasn’t competed at the Games, and is due to hit the track tomorrow in the first round of the Men’s 4×100 metres relay, but his compatriots certainly took care of business yesterday.
Rasheed Dwyer finished strong down the centre of the track, to be timed at 20.14 seconds in winning the gold. His teammates weren’t far behind, with Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir (20.26 seconds) capturing silver, and Jason Livermore (20.32 seconds) earning bronze.
There were still several disappointments for the Caribbean. Antiguan Daniel Bailey finished third in the first semi-final in a time of 20.49 seconds and missed out on qualification, along with Guyanese Winston George (20.88) who was fifth, Grenadian Joel Redhead (20.99) who finished sixth and Bahamian Teray Smith, seventh in 21.13 seconds.
Trinidadian Rondell Sorrillo also failed to advance when he finished third in 20.57 in the second semi-final, with Bahamian Michael Mathieu missing out with a fourth place finish in 20.58.
St Kitts and Nevis’ Antoine Adams trailed in sixth in the third semi-final with Trinidadian Kyle Greaux behind him. (BA)