Jones is World queen
From best in the Caribbean to best in the world. There just isn’t any keeping up with this Jones.
Barbadians awoke to the greatest sports news yesterday morning, after their track and field star Akela Jones became the first Barbadian female World Champion.
Jones, already the best junior long jumper in this hemisphere, battled a strong head wind in Eugene, Oregon, in the United States, to win the gold medal at the International Amateur Athletic Federation’s (IAAF) Junior World Championships.
Wednesday night’s performance justified her personal decision to skip the Commonwealth Games, which started in Glasgow, Scotland, the same day, opting instead to compete at Junior Worlds in her last year of eligibility.