DOHA 2019: Team Jamaica Fails To Improve Medal Tally After McLeod Crashes Out

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Jamaica failed to improve on its medal tally after Omar McLeod crashed out of the 110-metres hurdles final of the IAAF World Championships, in Doha, Qatar, today.

McLeod lost momentum after hitting a few hurdles and stumbled to a fall.

He was disqualified for disrupting Diamond League champion, Orlando Ortega in the next lane.

Grant Holloway of the United States won the world title in 13.10 seconds.

Meanwhile, Daniel Thomas-Dodd continued Jamaica’s good showing in the field events at the Championships.

Thomas-Dodd threw 19.32 metres to advance to tomorrow’s final of the women’s shot put.

She made the mark on her third attempt to top group “B.”

Thomas-Dodd says she wants to improve on her 4th place finish from two years ago.

Aisha Prought-Leer failed to advance to the semi-finals of the women’s 1500-metres after finishing 7th in heat-2 of the event.

Demish Gaye and Akeem Bloomfield both advance to the final of the men’s 400-metres.

Rushell Clayton marches into the finals of the women’s 400-metres hurdles after winning Semi-final-2 in 54.17-seconds.

Shiann Salmon finished 3rd in semi-final-3.

Clayton, who’s competing in her first World Championships, says she’s still recovering from an injury.

Rushell Clayton.



Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.


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