Jamaica won the silver medal in the men’s 4×400 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday.
The United States dominated the event to win but was threatened by Jamaica’s Terry Thomas on the third leg. They were not to be denied the victory.
Jamaica’s first-leg runner Akeem Bloomfield made up ground on his rivals to hand over to Nathon Allen in a good position.
Allen made the lane cut in, second behind the USA, who had a large lead before Thomas’ heroics on the third leg.
Demish Gaye ran smoothly and despite losing ground to the USA, Jamaica were never in doubt of taking the silver medal.
The USA won in a world-leading time of 2:56.69 minutes with Jamaica doing a season best of 2:57.90 with Belgium ending third in 2:58.78, which is also their season best.