Wayne Pinnock stars the show on day 5 at World Athletics Championship

Long jumper Wayne Pinnock was the star of the show on a day when Jamaica finished without a medal at the end of day five action at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary. 

Pinnock needed just one attempt to secure his spot in the men’s long jump final at  soaring to a world-leading 8.54 meters on his opening jump in qualifying.

On the women’s side, two time silver medalist Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams both booked their spots in the women’s triple jump final.

Both achieved the automatic qualifying distance of 14.30 metres with their first attempts. 

Ricketts got up to a season’s best 14.67 meters while Williams had her season’s best 14.30m, also on her first attempt.

Ackelia Smith, Jamaica’s third athlete in the triple jump, failed to advance. 

Her best effort was 13.95m on her first attempt and she ended 17th overall.

Back on the track world under 20 record holder -teenager Rushawn Clarke ran a bold race to finish fourth in the men’s 400 metres hurdles final, in 48.07 seconds. 

The event was won by defending champion and world record holder Kartsen Warholm of Norway in 46.89 seconds.  

Candice Mcleod was a seventh place finisher in the women’s 400 metres final, which was completed a few minutes ago at the world athletics championship currently in progress in Budapest, hungary. 

Mcleod clocked 51.08 seconds as the gold went to the Marileidy paulino of the dominican republic who came across the line in a new national record 48.76 seconds. 

The mvp trained Zaida Williams from barbados was third in 49.60 seconds.

Meanwhile, 2015 world champion Danielle Williams and Akeria Nugent both booked their spots in tomorrow night’s final of the women’s 100 meters hurdles event. 

this after qualifying from their respective semi-final . 

Williams, running in semi-final three clocked 12.50 seconds to finish third in 12.50 seconds, behind winner jasmine camacho quinn of puerto rico 12.41 seconds. 

Nugent who has just gone pro made progress to the medal round, after she was second in semi-final two in 12.60 seconds, behind defending champion and world record holder Tobi Amusa of Nigeria who won the event in 12.56 seconds.  

However there was no such luck for Olympic bronze medalist Megan Tapper who was fourth in semi-final one in 12.55 seconds and failed to advance.

Three Jamaicans clinched spots in the final, with Carey McLeod 8.19 meters and 2019 champion Tajay Gayle 8.12 meters joining Pinnock in the final 12.

defending champion Sherika Jackson along with Natalliya Whyte and Kevona Davis booked their spots in the semi finals of the women’s 200 meters however there was no such luck for Ashante Moore who was fifth in her heat and failed to advance.

Both national champion Andrew Hudson and Rasheed Dwyer also advanced to the men’s semi finals.


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