20 JUL 2002 General News

Men 4 x 100 metres Relay Final

Men 4 x 100 metres Relay Final

After a magnificent gold for the women’s 4 x100 relay team, the capacity crowd filling the National Stadium were all heated up for a repeat victory in the men’s event, but this was not to be.

Despite the incredible power of the Island’s Fusain Bolt running anchor, the Jamaican was unable to catch Willie Hordge running the American anchor leg who profited from a three metre advantage at the exchange to take the baton and head home, completing the race in a new World Junior Record time of 38.92 seconds.

Just behind him Bolt was being chased hard by Trinidad and Tobago’s young star Darrell Brown as Brown tried to make up for two poor exchanges by Burns and Holder that had cost the Trinidad team five metres at the final handover.

Brown almost did, but the young giant from Jamaica held the advantage, giving the hosts silver in a national junior record of 39.15 to Trinidad and Tobago’s own national junior record for bronze of 39.17, following on from the national record set in yesterday’s heats of 39.50.

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