Akela has chance at medal
AKELA JONES will start today’s long jump finals at the IAAF?World Youth Championships in Lille, France. with a real chance of winning a medal.
Jones, and Germany’s Maryse Luzolo topped their respective groups in yesterday’s qualififcation with best leaps of 6.10 metres. Jones leapt 5.52 metres in the first round, then pulled out the top distance on the second.
However, she will have to be wary of world leader Maryna Bekh of Ukraine, who has a best of 6.47 metres, as well as several others listed in the top ten who are also in the final. (SAT)