Jamaican Women Sweep 400m Podium

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Day three of the track and field competition of the Glasgow commonwealth games saw Jamaican women sweeping the 400m podium, while Kenyan women took top three spots in the 10000m final.

In the 400m final, jamiacan women went 1-2-3 as Stephanie Mcperson won the gold in 50.67 seconds. Novlene Williams-Mills, who just one year ago battled breast cancer won silver medal in 50.86 with teammate Chiristine Day concluding the podium in 51.09 seconds. World champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana finished fourth just 0.01 seconds behind Day. 

Men´s 110m hurdles won Jamaican Andrew Riley in 13.32 seconds with Engalnd´s William Sharman taking silver in 13.36 seconds and Shane Brathwaite of Barbados  in third 13.49.

The Jamaican night continued as Kimberly Williams of Jamaica won triple jump with a leap of 14.21 meters. Silver medal winner Laura Samuel of England jumped 14.09m, while Ayanna Alexander of Trinidad and Tobago posted 14.01m for bronze.,

As expected, the women´s 10000m final was dominated by Kenyan runners as they managed to finish 1-2-3 on Tuesday night. In a thrilling finish Joice Chepkirui edged on the line well experienced the two time Berlin marathon winner Florence Kiplagat. Gold medal winner Chepkirui clocked 32:09:35 while  Kiplagat posted 32:09:48. Emily Chepkirui took bronze with a time of 32:10.82. 

 Men´s Decathlon winner Damian Warner of Canada took the win gathering 8282 points. Warner individually in decathlon won 100m, 400m, 110m hurdles and pole vault events.

Women´s 1500m was won by Kenya´s 20-year-old Faith Kibiegon clocking 4:08.94. Laura Wheightman of England took silver while Canada´s Kate Van Buskirk took bronze.

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