Jamaica finished second on the track and field medal table and eleventh overall at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

The island’s runners earned 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze in the four relays contested on the penultimate day of the Games.

Jamaica’s overall medal tally is 27 with 7 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze.

The quartet of Stephanie Ann McPherson, Anastasia Leroy, Jenieve Russell and Christine day comfortably won the women’s 4×400 meters relay, in 3 minutes 24 seconds.

In the men’s equivalent, Jamaica, with Javon Francis on anchor won bronze after producing a season best of 3 minutes 01.97 seconds with Botswana taking the gold in 3 minutes 01.78, and Bahamas the silver in a season best 3 minutes 01.92.

And earlier, Jamaica’s women won silver in the women’s ‘s 4×100 meters relay after clocking 45.52 seconds. England won gold with a national record of 42.46 seconds. Nigeria took the bronze in 42.75 seconds.

Jamaica also earned a bronze medal in the men’s 4×100 meters with a time of 38.35 seconds. England won gold with a time of 38.13 seconds, with south Africa second in a national record 38.24 seconds.

After suffering a narrow 55-56 defeat to England in their semi-final, Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls bounced back with a 5 point victory over New Zealand on Sunday to take bronze (60-55).

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Jamaica finished second on the track and field medal table and eleventh overall at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. The island's runners earned 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze in the four relays contested on the penultimate day of the Games. Jamaica's overall medal tally...

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