Panam Sports --- Hyde Secures 400m Hurdles Gold at Pan American Games
Jaheel Hyde Secures 400m Hurdles Gold at Pan American Games

SANTIAGO – Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica reigned supreme in the men’s 400m hurdles at the Pan American Games, clinching gold in 49.19 seconds. His victory highlighted the day’s events, which saw five winners from North America and the Caribbean.

Hyde’s triumph edged out Brazil’s Matheus Lima, who took silver in a competitive 49.69 seconds, while Cuba’s Yoao Illas claimed the bronze with a finish of 49.74 seconds.

Zayas Tops High Jump Podium at Pan American Games

The athletics stage also saw Cuba’s Luis Enrique Zayas capturing gold in the men’s high jump, clearing a height of 2.27 meters. In the men’s 10000m, it was Isai Rodriguez of the USA who took the top spot with a commanding time of 28:17.84, ahead of fellow American Samuel Kiprono Chelanga.

Lázaro Martínez kept the Cuban flag flying high with a gold-winning leap of 17.19 meters in the men’s triple jump, and Colombia’s Flor Denis Ruiz rounded off the day with a gold in the women’s javelin throw, marking a throw of 63.10 meters.

These performances underlined another exhilarating day at the Pan American Games, which continues to be a display of exceptional talent from across the continents.

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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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