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Kirby and Weekes miss out on spot in finals


Added 07 October 2018


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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