Jamaicans Contribute to Americas Lifting IAAF Continental Cup


Jamaican athletes contributed 63-points competing in their individual events to help the Americas lift the two-day IAAF Continental Cup with 262-points in the Czech city of Ostrava, yesterday.

Defending champions, Europe finished second with 233 points with Asia-Pacific taking third place with 188 ahead of Africa 142-points.

On the final day, Ronald Levy posted a season’s best 13.12-seconds to finish second in the men’s 110-metres hurdles final.

The event went to Sergey Shubenkov, who ran as an authorized Neutral athlete, in 13-point-03-seconds.

Natoya Goule finished third in the women’s 800-metres with a time of 1:57:36-seconds, with South Africa’s Caster Semenya winning in 1:56:77-seconds.

Shericka Jackson was 4th in the women’s 200-metres final stopping the clock at 22-point-62-seconds.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won in 22.16-seconds.

Janieve Russell won the women’s 400-metres hurdles in 53.62-seconds.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd was 6th in the women’s shot put. Yohan Blake finished 8th in the men’s 100-metres.


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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