Barbados’ campaign at the World Athletics Indoor Championships came to an end as Akela Jones finished 11th in the women’s long jump event in Belgrade, Serbia.
Jones had a best leap of 6.55 metres in the final on Sunday.
The event was won by Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta who recorded a world lead mark of 7.06 metres. Ese Brume of Nigeria was second with a season’s best 6.85m and Britain’s Lorraine Ugen took bronze, also with a season’s best 6.82.
On Friday, Barbadian quarter miler Sada Williams bowed out after a third-place finish in heat one of the women’s 400-metre. The Barbadian ace sprinter, competing in her second-ever indoor event, clocked 52.65 seconds behind Lieke Klaver of the Netherlands (51.96) and Ireland’s Phil Healy (51.75).
On Saturday, sprinter Mario Burke finished sixth the first semi-final of the men’s 60-metre event, clocking 6.67 seconds. Burke advanced to the final 16 after finishing second in heat two of the preliminary round. (AGB)