Jamaica’s Rusheen McDonald Secures Bronze in Men’s 400-Metre Final at World Indoor Championships

Jamaica earned three bronze medals on day two of the World Indoor Track and Field Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

National record holder Rusheen McDonald and World Championships finalist Carey McLeod were among the medal winners.

In the men’s 400 metres, McDonald secured third place with a personal best time of 45.65 seconds, while Norwegian star Karston Warholm, with a season-best of 45.34 seconds, was surprised by Belgian Alexander Doom, who set a national record of 45.25 seconds to claim gold.

McLeod clinched bronze in the men’s long jump with a season-best leap of 8.21 metres, finishing behind Greece’s world champion Miltiadis Tentoglou (8.22 metres) and Italy’s Mattia Furlani, who also jumped 8.22 metres to take silver.


However, Jamaica faced disappointment in the women’s 60 metres as Briana Williams and Sashalee Forbes failed to advance past the semi-finals, leaving the nation with no representation in the final.

Williams finished fourth in her semi-final with a time of 7.19 seconds, while Forbes placed fifth in her event with a time of 7.15 seconds.

Former St. Catherine High athlete Julian Alfred, representing St. Lucia, claimed gold in the women’s 60 metres with a world-leading time of 6.09 seconds, defeating Polish star Ewa Swaboda, who posted 7 seconds flat.

In other events, Natoya Goule-Toppin bowed out of the women’s 800 metres after finishing at the back of her semi-final in a time of 2 minutes 1.41 seconds, while Damion Thomas and Tyler Mason missed out on advancing in the men’s 60-metre hurdles.

American Grant Holloway later secured gold in the event, equaling the championship record with a time of 7.29 seconds.

The Netherlands’ Femke Bol set a world record in the women’s 400-metre final with a stunning time of 49.17 seconds.

On the final day, Jamaica’s Kimberley Williams will compete in the women’s triple jump final, Megan Tapper will participate in the first round of the women’s 60-metre hurdles, and Tissana Hickling will contest the Women’s long jump final.


Additionally, the women’s 4 by 400 metres relay team will compete in the preliminary round of the event.

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