Stephenie Ann McPherson, beaten to silver by Dutch rival Femke Bol in the individual 400m the previous day, finished off the track events at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 by anchoring Jamaica home to gold in the women’s 4x400m relay.
McPherson took over a decent lead from third-leg runner Roneisha McGregor and had enough left in reserve to push again in the home straight and bring the baton home in 3:28.40 ahead of her statuesque Dutch rival.
Bol, who had not run in the morning’s qualifying round, had enough energy to move her team through to silver after taking on the baton in fourth place, coming through on the inside to record 3:28.57.
Lieke Klaver had done her powerful thing in the opening leg, handing over a lead to Eveline Saalberg, but by the close Bol had serious work to do – and she did it.
Bronze went to Poland, with European champion Justyna Swiety-Ersetic anchoring them to a time of 3:28.59.
SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS