Wednesday, October 20

Melaine Walker is Olympic 400m hurdles champion

Just minutes after Usain Bolt electrified China and the world with his world record performance in the 200m Melaine Walker shifted the celebrations into another gear when she won another gold for Jamaica in the 400m hurdles in an Olympic and national record time of 52.64 seconds.

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Melaine adds more gold to Jamaica’s coffers (photo by Lars Baron)

Melaine’s victory propelled Jamaica to the top of the athletic medal table with 7 medals 4 of which are gold and the other 3 silver.