Jamaica’s athletes had mixed fortunes on today’s 5th day of competition at the IAAF World Championships, in Doha, Qatar.
Jamaica currently sits at third on the medal table with 2-gold and 2-silver.
Akeem Bloomfield booked his spot in the semi-finals of the men’s 400-metres when he clocked 45.34-seconds to finish second in heat-1.
He was followed into the semi-finals by Demish Gaye who also finished second in heat-4 in a time of 45.2-seconds.
However, Rusheen McDonald did not advance after finishing fifth in heat-5.
Bloomfield says he’s on a mission to prove he’s among the best in the world.
In the women’s 400-metres hurdles, Shiann Salmon booked her lane in the semi-final when she finished third in heat-1.
Ronda Whyte failed to advance from heat-2, but national champion, Rushell Clayton secured her place in the semi-finals after winning heat-5 in 55.23-seconds.
Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson both secured their place in the final of the women’s 400-metres.
Jackson advanced after finishing third semi-final-2.
Stephenie-Ann McPherson won semi-final-3 in a season’s best 50-point-70-seconds.
McPherson says there’s a slight flaw in her technique she’ll have to correct before the final.
Shashalee Forbes finished eighth in semi-finals-1 of the women’s 200-metres and failed to advance, while Elaine Thompson had to withdraw from semi-finals-2 due to injury.