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Kirby and Weekes bow out


Added 11 October 2018


Luis Sebastian Weekes during Thursday’s training session. (Picture by Anmar Goodridge-Boyce.)

Barbados’ hope of a first Youth Olympic medal got slimmer on Thursday as Jack Kirby and Luis Sebastian Weekes encountered a tough day in the pool at the Buenos Aires games.

Swimming in Lane 8 in the Boys’ 100 metres freestyle, Kirby never got his traditional quick momentum going and finished eighth in 52.29 seconds. Russian Jakub Kraska won the heat.

The United States-based Kirby missed a spot in the finals of the Boys’ 100 metres backstroke by a few seconds, after clocking 56.67 seconds in finishing seventh in the second of two semi-finals on Sunday.

He had qualified for the semi-finals after placing 15th overall but sixth in his heat. (AG-B)

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