More Medals on Commonwealth Games Day 9


Jamaica’s athletes continue to mine medals at the Commonwealth Games, in Australia with a silver a short while ago from Sherika Jackson in the 200-metre finals.

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Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas copped gold in 22.9 seconds.

Janieve Russell gave the country its 4th gold when she stopped the clock at 54.33-seconds to win the 400-metres hurdles.

Her Compatriots Ronda Whyte finished 4th and Ristananna Tracey 8th.

In the men’s race, Jaheel Hyde pocketed the bronze with a time of 49.16-seconds.

Meanwhile, all three Jamaicans advanced to the final of the women’s 100-metres hurdles.

Danielle Williams posted 12.69-seconds to win semi-finals-2, with Yanique Thomas 2nd.

In semi-finals-1, Megan Simmonds was third.

Natoya Goule finished second in the women’s 800-metres to advance to the final.

Daniel Thomas-Dodd threw 16.89-metres to qualify for the finals of the women’s shot put.

Fedrick Dacres and Travis Smikle both advanced to the final of the men’s discus.

Dacres advance with a throw of 66.20-metres, while smikle threw 64.69-metres to qualify.

And in the men’s squash doubles, Jamaica’s pair of Chris Binnie and Lewis Walters beat Alexander Fraser and Jacob Kelly of the Cayman Islands 11-3, 11-7.


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.