Jamaica won a total of 8 medals at the end of the 10th and final IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.


Team Jamaica earned three gold medals, two silver, and three bronze, finishing seventh on both the medals and points table after five days of competition.

Jamaica wins 8 medals at World Under-18 Championships
Jamaica wins 8 medals at World Under-18 Championships

Jamaica selected 24 athletes to compete at the IAAF World Under 18 Championships Nairobi 2017 on 12-16 July.

Jamaica has now won a total of 58 medals, having won 50 medals, 19 of them gold, across the previous nine editions of the championships, putting them at fifth on the all-time medals table then.

Here are the events in which Jamaica earned medals at the 2017 World Under 18 Championships Nairobi.

Jamaican Boys

100m: Tyreke Wilson won Bronze

Tyreke Wilson won the 100m bronze medal after finishing third in 10.57 behind two South Africans.

400m: Antonio Watson won GOLD

15-year-old Antonio Watson won the gold medal for Jamaica in a thrilling boys’ 400m in a whopping personal best time of 46.59.

110m hurdles: De’Jour Russell, GOLD

Russell stormed over the hurdles to the finish line in 13.04, a new personal best, smashing his championship record of 13.08 he set in the heats.

Jamaican Girls

100m: Kevona Davis won BRONZE

Kevona Davis, the 15-year-old rising star, managed to win the 100m bronze medal for Jamaica after suffering a hamstring injury 5 meters from the finish line, missing the opportunity to compete in the 200m event.

100m hurdles: Britany Anderson, GOLD. Daszay Freeman, BRONZE

Britany Anderson, a 16-year-old, just ran an impressive race to win the girls’ 100m hurdles gold for Jamaica in a time of 12.72, the fastest ever run by a U18 athlete, to upset France’s Cyrena Samba-Mayela, who was second in a wind-aided 12.80 seconds on the final day of the Championships. Jamaica’s Daszay Freeman took the bronze medal in 13.09.

400m hurdles: Sanique Walker, SILVER

Walker won the 400m hurdles silver medal in 58.27, .04 just of a second behind South African, who won in a time of 58.23.

Mixed 4x400m event: SILVER

The Jamaican team of Shaqueena Foote, Anthony Cox, Sanique Walker and boys 400m gold medallist Antonio Watson clocked 3 minutes 22.23 seconds as Brazil won with 3:21.71 seconds, with South Africa, having three individual gold medallists in their team, taking the bronze in 3:24.45 seconds.