Chang wins Jamaica’s 4th gold in Tampere; Anderson gets silver

Calabar High School thrower Kai Chang protected the fourth gold medal for Jamaica, while sprint hurdler Britany Anderson simply lost out in a close surface on the sixth and last day of competitors at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Sunday.Chang, who advanced to the men's discus final after topping Group B of the preliminary round with 59.27 metres on Saturday -the fourth finest effort overall - improved that effort with a new life time best of 62.36 m to declare the gold medal.Chang produced his gold medal throw with his second attempt after beginning with 56.96 m for sixth after the opening set of tosses. Yauheni Bahutski of Belarus completed second for the silver with a toss of 61.75 m, while Chile's Claudio Romero took the bronze medal with an effort of 60.81, a season best.Jamaica's other gold medallists were US-based 16-year-old Briana Williams who protected the ladies's sprint double, a rare achievement, and Damion Thomas of Louisiana State University, who won the males's 110m hurdles.Jamaican Britany Anderson commemorates her silver medal in the women's 100m hurdles

on Sunday.Anderson clocked a brand-new personal best 13.01 in the females's 100m hurdles last, but was rejected gold by Tia Jones of the USA

, who was also credited with the same time.Cortney Jones, likewise of the U.S.A., was a comfortable bronze medallist in 13.19 however injured herself on crossing the line and had actually to be helped up on to the podium to receive her medal.Jones, 17, was blistering from the blocks and her rhythm did not appear unduly blighted by the truth she clipped two flights of hurdles at substantial speed.The bronze medallist from 2 years ago still had a tangible lead off the final flight of barriers however she was being closed down quickly by Anderson who set a life time finest of 13.10 in the semifinal.Jones crossed the goal with her arms up in celebration however Anderson, who was drawn on her instant outside, was without a doubt the strongest off the last hurdle. They shared a similar time of 13.01 and even though their time down to the thousandths was

likewise the same, the judges could almost separate them on the image finish." It was a very tight race, it was nice to obtain the win however I expected a better time. I struck a couple of hurdles in the middle of the race, "stated Jones, who ran faster two years ago to end up third

, although that last in Bydgoszcz did have a 2.0 m/s tailwind."My initial run was the finest run here. "Anderson won the world U18 title last year and at 17, she will still be eligible for the World U20 Championships in 2020 by virtue of a January 2001 birthdate. She also knows what she has to deal with in between then and now."I'm feeling fantastic to be the silver medallist and I am actually grateful for everything, specifically running a PB,"she said." I have to keep working on my start more in order to win gold next time. "For the most recent news, download our app at

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