Shiann Salmon is very happy with her 2018 season and is preparing for July’s World U20 Championships.

She said winning the world title would be a fitting end to her junior career. The Hydel outgoing sixth form student had her best year on track, winning three gold medals at Champs 2018.

She won the Class 1 girls’ 400m, 400m hurdles and anchored her team to the 4x400m title. Salmon ran personal best times of 52.05 (400m) and 55.78 (400H) at Champs in March 2018.

The 19-year-old multi-talented has in the past won three high jump Carifta Games titles for Jamaica. Her personal best in this year is 1.82m, which gave her victory at the Carifta Games in Grenada 2016.

Shiann Salmon has signed with the University of Texas, Longhorns.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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