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World Juniors back home

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

World Juniors back home

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AKELA JONES may have been a no-show but Barbados still turned out to see the future of athletics.
Led by Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, a sizeable contingent of sporting officials welcomed home Barbados’ World Junior Championships squad when the team returned today at the Grantley Adams Intrrnational Airport around 2 p.m.
Jones, the squad’s biggest drawing card after winning the country’s first ever gold at that level, unfortunately was slated to come in on a later flight, but that didn’t stop those on hand from celebrating the accomplishments of her teammates.
Levi Cadogan, a fourth-placed finisher in the men’s 100 metres, was especially happy to be back home, having said he was particularly pleased with his performance despite barely missing out on a medal.
“Hopefully we can get these performances translating to success at the next level but it calls for continued support from all sectors at all levels,” said National Sports Council board member Dr June Caddle.
Also returning home were Shamar Rock, Sada Williams, Tristan Evelyn, Jerad Mason, Michael Nicholls and Rivaldo Leacock. (JM)