Jamaica, who finished fourth in the standings with 98 points behind United States (249), Russia (191), Kenya (123), were eighth overall on the medals' table. I enjoyed watching the Track and Field events sponsored by Osaka Japan.
Jamaica did its country proud. Jamaicans broke the old mark of 38.02, set by the quartet of Dwight Thomas, Steve Mullings, Carter and Powell the previous day.
The women's team of Sherri-Ann Brooks, Kerron Stewart, Simone Facey and Veronica Campbell stopped the clock at 42.01 behind the United States (41.98).
"The team performed above expectation," said KC Graham, who was in charge of the women's 4x100m. "When you look at the USA team compared to ours, I think the girls did well, they ran their hearts out," he said, while making reference to Campbell, who he said ran nine races.
Regarding Asafa Powell, I think he was a bit overconfident in many of his races. Jamaica, like the Kenyans, have always been very dominant in the track and field events over the years. All I know is that I am so proud of the accomplishments of the Jamaican team. In lieu of all the strife and anxiety over the elections, this has been a wonderful change of pace.