American turned Jamaican Aisha Praught was the first Jamaican competing on day inside the bird’s nest in Beijing, but was disqualified during the 3,ooom women’s steeplechase. Fellow Jamaican Damar Forbes was also unable to qualify for the next round of the men’s long jump after posting a mark of 7.62m. American Jeff Henderson led all long jumpers with a 8.36m mark in an event the Americans usually dominate. In the women’s 400m, Christine Day and Stephanie Ann McPherson both finished at the top of their respective heats and qualified for the next round. Fellow Jamaicans Shericka Jackson and Novlene Williams-Mills were also able to qualify for the next round and looks as if the Jamaicans will be taking home at least one medal in the women’s 400m. Jamaica currently sits 4th on the medal table after the morning session of day 3 with one gold and one bronze, courtesy of Usain Bolt and O’Dayne Richards, respectively. The Jamaicans are also in a tie for 7th (16 points) with Great Britain in the placing table. The United States has a healthy lead in the placing table with 42 points as China (22) are closest in 2nd. The conclusion of day 3 with the afternoon session will begin at 7pm Beijing.
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