TAMPERE, Finland – Shiann Salmon is happy to end “a very difficult race” with a silver medal. She won the 400m hurdles medal at the 16th IAAF World U20 Championships on July 13, 2018.

“That was a very difficult race for me but I’m glad I came through and ended up with silver,” Salmon, Jamaica’s team captain said after her 56.11secs performance.

She was beaten only by South African Zeney Van Der Walt, who won in 55.34.
“It was a tough race against the Jamaican,” said the winner.

But for Salmon, “I’m excited to be one of the best junior runners in the world.”
“I had a big season and now I know I can make my country proud,” Salmon said.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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