Tiffany James struck gold for Jamaica in the women’s 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland on Thursday (21 July).
The Mico University College student, coached by 1983 World 400m champion Bertland Cameron, ran a lifetime best 51.32 to take the top spot in the one lap event.
The time is also the best in the world for the Under-20 this year.
“I must say I am feeling very elated, a massive PR, I couldn’t ask for nothing more. This is what I really wanted from the start of the season and I achieved it so I am very thankful,” the former Papine High student said.
Junelle Bromfield, Jamaica’s other entrant in the final, pocketed the bronze in 52.05. American Lynna Irby took silver in 51.39
Bromfield commented on getting the bronze medal: “It means a lot to me, because I have been training hard from last year. I got a big disappointment at World Youth where I didn’t get a medal, so I am just happy that I came here and got a medal today.”