Lynch backing Akela at Olympics
NOEL LYNCH isn’t backing down now.
Local track and field’s resident guru is sticking with his bold prediction after saying Akela Jones’ recent performances in the NACAC Under-23 Championships justify her status as a medal hopeful at the Rio Olympics.
The quite candid Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) vice president reiterated his stance in light of Jones’ gold medal-winning feat in the high jump and her subsequent second-place long jump finish.
“The Olympics is obviously going to be a more difficult competition than she’s been at in the past, and we know that at last year’s World Championships she wasn’t the best, but we think she stands a real chance to medal given her performances on the collegiate circuit this year,” he said. (JM)
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