Ronald Levy and Kimberly Williams struck gold for Jamaica on Tuesday’s (10 April) day three action of track and field at the #GoldCoast2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Both Levy and Williams led Jamaica to 1-2 finishes in the men’s 110m hurdles and triple jump respectively.
Levy, who was smooth over the hurdles in his final, edged out his teammate Hansle Parchment for the gold, 13.19 to 13.22.
Dejour Russell, the youngest in the field at 18-year-old, finished eighth in 13.92. Australian Nicholas Hough took the bronze medal in 13.38.
Williams, who most times saved her best for last, delivered on her final jump with a personal best 14.64m to take gold away from her teammate Shanieka Ricketts, the leader with 14.52 from the first round.
Javon Francis, who in his usual fashion left it late, fought hard in the last 100m of the men’s 400m to come away with bronze in a season best 45.11.
Jamaicans Demish Gaye, 45.56 for sixth and Rusheen McDonald, who failed to finish, watched as Isaac Makwala of Botswana won his first major title in 44.35.
Grenadian Bralon Taplin, again failed on the big stage, crossing the line fifth in 45.38.
Lindon Victor of Grenada won gold in the men’s decathlon with 8,303 points.
Stephenie McPherson and Anastasia Le-Roy booked their place in the women’s 400m final, set for Wednesday morning Jamaica time.
McPherson topped her semi-final heat in 51.21 while Le-Roy ran away with her’s in 51.08.
Amantle Montsho of Botswana 51.26 also made it to the final.