11 JUL 2008 General News

Women's 200m

Sheniqua Ferguson of Bahamas wins the Final of the Women's 200m (Getty Images)Sheniqua Ferguson of Bahamas wins the Final of the Women's 200m (Getty Images) © Copyright

Bahamian sprinter Sheniqua Ferguson led home a Caribbean sweep of the medals on Friday's fourth day of the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships.

Ferguson, a member of Bahamas' Olympic team to Beijing, China, took control of the field at the top of the straight.

In the end, Ferguson, who held her form, crossed the line in 23.24 seconds ahead of Caribbean neighbours Meritzer Williams of St. Kitts and Nevis (23.40) and Janelle Redhead of Grenada (23.52).

The Bahamian was pleased with the outcome, but said: "Thank God, I finally won a medal"

"I wanted to win the gold after my disappointed bronze medal in the 100m. This race was perfect," she said, despite finishing way off her personal best of 22.85, done for second at the Bahamas Olympic trials.

"The conditions here today bothered me a bit, and I'm very happy with the way I ran, even though it was a PB.”

Anthony Foster for the IAAF