The Caribbean continued its poor run of form at the London World Championships on Friday.
Having secured only one gold at the championships so far, the quest for more places at the pinnacle of the medal podium remained elusive. The region’s best hope in the women’s 200 meters, Shaunae Miller Uibo of the Bahamas, could only manage a third place finish behind winner Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Mary Josee Talou of the Ivory Coast.
Miller Uibo gets bad start
Miller-Uibo got off to a bad start and even though she turned on the after burners in the home stretch it was not enough to claw back the leaders. The third place finish, however, is an improvement on her surprise fourth place finish in the 400 meters two days earlier.
Her countrywoman Tynia Gaither finished eighth.
Four Jamaicans fail to reach 110m finals
Earlier in the day, the Caribbean failed in its bid to earn a place in the women’s 100 meters hurdles finals. All four Jamaican women – defending champion Danielle Williams, Megan Simmonds, Yanique Thompson and Rushelle Burton as well as Bahamian Devynne Charlton – crashed out of the semifinals.
The region’s gold medal hopes are now pinned on the 4×100 and 4X400 meters relays to be run today and tomorrow respectively. For the Caribbean the London World Championships have been dubbed the championships of upsets. The upsets began with triple world record holder Usain Bolt losing his sprint crown in the 100 meters.