Jamaica and The London 2012 Olympics: Pocket rocket, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Hansle Parchment medal in 200m, 110m hurdles


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaica‘s top sprint athletes were out for gold on day six of the Track and Field Schedule at the London 2012 Olympics.

Though setbacks and mishaps were the order of the day at the XXX Olympiad; Jamaica collected two medals in the 200 metres women and the men’s 110 metres hurdle. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce held on to get silver medal ahead of Carmelita Jeter. Allyson Felix was not to be caught and held on with a comfortable lead for first place.

Sprint Queen, Veronica Campbell-Brown was not able to retain her title and finished in fourth place, just nicking Sanya Richards-Ross.

In the men’s 110 metres hurdle tragedy strikes Cuba‘s Dayron Robles, who pulled up with a hamstring injury and did not finish. Nonetheless, the Americans, Aries Merrit and Jason Richardson, dominated the event and finished in first and second place. Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment achieved a personal best and collected the bronze medal in this event.

Earlier, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt and Warren Weir all qualified in first, first and second place respectively, to move on to the men’s 200 metres final. Kaliese Spencer finished fourth in the women’s 400 metres hurdle finals, out of the medals, at the London Olympics.

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