On Friday, Jamaica’s women finished first to secure gold in the women’s 4x100m race at the Tokyo Olympics.
The triumph was the perfect gift for Jamaica on the day the island celebrates 59 years of independence.
The team which comprised of Brianna Williams, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson set a national record of 41.02 seconds.
The United States finished second and Great Britain third.
Following the race, the women said they were aiming for a world record but erred on the side of caution to ensure the baton made its way around the track.
Elaine Thompson-Herah’s tally of gold medals at this Olympics now stands at three as she successfully defended both her 100m and 200m titles.
Jamaica’s medal tally currently includes four gold, one silver and three bronze medals – putting the country third on the track and field table.
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