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Glory girl

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Glory girl

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Track?&?field?medals at the 41st CARIFTA Games in Bermuda have been as scarce for Barbados as brown sugar on the supermarket shelves.
Shut out of the gold medals on the first two days, Barbados had to turn to its biggest star Akela Jones for glory and the imposing six-footer duly delivered with a win on Monday, Easter bank holiday, in the long jump for under-20 girls.
For Jones, who turns 17 on April 22, it was an early birthday gift that helped minimize the disappointments of the weekend.
Here, Jones, whose winning leap was measured at 6.18 metres, soars through the air in Hamilton.