VALENCIA, Spain (CMC) – Bahamian Chris Brown and Jamaica’s 400 metres men’s relay team boosted the English-speaking Caribbean’s medal haul to four as the World Indoor track and field championship ended on Sunday.
Brown took the bronze medal in the men’s 400 metres in 46.26 seconds and the Jamaican chased the USA to collect silver. Their medal successes added to those of Kim Collins and Tahesia Harrigan, who picked up sprint medals on Friday.
Brown ran his fastest time this season as Canada’s Tyler Christopher clocked a world-leading 45.67 seconds for 400m gold. Sweden’s Johan Wissman finished second in 46.04 seconds.
Running a well-measured race, Brown – also the World Indoor bronze medallist two years ago – and Wissman battled on the front end.
Brown kept pressing narrow leader Wissman and their tactics playing perfectly for Christopher.
As the pair in the front wore themselves out over the final back straight, Christopher positioned himself for his closing sprint.
In the 400m relay, the Jamaican team of Michael Blackwood, Edino Steele, Adrian Findlay and DeWayne Barrett, clocked a season’s best three minutes 07.69 seconds as the Americans clocked a world-leading run of 3:06.79.
Brown took 400m bronze