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Shannon Kalawan Wins Silver in 400m Hurdles at World Under-20 Champs

Shannon Kalawan won the silver medal in the Women’s 400m hurdles in a time of 56.54 seconds — Jamaica’s third medal in 24 hours at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Running a well-timed race, Kalawan came off the curve for home first but was chased and caught by American Anna Cockrell who won in a personal best 55.20 seconds.

It was Jamaica’s first medal in the event since Janieve Russell, won in Barcelona, Spain four years ago but 11th overall. Canada’s Xahria Santiago whose father is from Trinidad and mother is from Jamaica was third in a season’s best 56.90 seconds.

Jamaica won a gold and bronze medal yesterday in the Women’s 400m through Tiffany James and Junelle Bromfield respectively.