Akeem Blake Clinches Jamaica’s First Medal at 2024 World Athletics Championship

Akeem Blake

Akeem Blake secured his first global medal, also marking Jamaica’s inaugural podium finish at the 2024 World Athletics Championship held in Glasgow, Scotland.

He delivered an impressive performance, clinching bronze in the men’s 60 meters final with a time of 6.46 seconds.

The event was dominated by American Christian Coleman, who claimed victory with a world-leading time of 6.41 seconds, followed closely by Noah Lyles in second place with 6.44 seconds.

Blake had earlier showcased his prowess by clocking 6.51 seconds in the semi-final, where he emerged victorious in his heat.


On the other hand, Jamaica’s national shot put record holder, Rajindra Campbell, faltered in the men’s shot put final, failing to register a mark.

The event was convincingly won by Ryan Crouser of the United States, who set a championship record with a throw of 22.77 meters.

In the women’s shot put final, national champion Danniel Thomas-Dodd missed out on a medal, finishing in 6th place with a season-best effort of 19.12 meters.

Meanwhile, national record holder Rusheen McDonald displayed strong form, securing a spot in the men’s 400 meters final.

McDonald achieved an indoor personal best of 46.02 seconds, securing second place in his semi-final behind Karsten Warholm, the world record holder in the 400 meters, who posted a season’s best time of 45.86 seconds.

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