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Kirby and Weekes miss out on spot in finals

ANMAR GOODRIDGE-BOYCE ,

Added 07 October 2018

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Jack Kirby failed last night to reach the final of the 100 backstroke at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. (FP)

Barbadian Jack Kirby missed out on a spot in the finals of the men’s 100-meters backstroke by a few seconds, after finishing seventh in the second of two semi-finals at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last night.

The United States-based Kirby stopped the clock at 56.67 seconds, which wasn’t fast enough to land him a place today’s final.

He qualified for the semi-finals after placing 15th overall but sixth in his heat. Kirby will now turn his attention to his strongest event, the 50-meters backstroke, and 100m freestyle.

Compatriot Luis Sebastian Weekes failed to qualify in the breaststroke, finishing fourth in his heat with a time of 1.06.27.

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