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Daniel 6th in Pan Am U20 long jump

Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 20.07.2019

Trinidad and Tobago's Kelsey Daniel and Jaydon Antoine produced top-eight finishes in the men's long jump event at the Pan American Under-20 Track and Field Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Friday night. Daniel disturbed the sand at 7.35 metres to claim sixth spot, while Antoine was seventh at 7.30.

In a tight tussle for gold, Jamaican Wayne Pinnock came out on top. Both Pinnock and American Phillip Austin jumped 7.82m. Pinnock, though, also had a leap of 7.81, while Austin's second best jump was a wind-aided 7.63. Austin had to settle for silver, with bronze going to Jamaica's Shaquille Lowe, who jumped a windy 7.47.

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Justin Guy was disqualified in the men's 110 metres hurdles final for deliberately knocking down the fifth hurdle. Guy lost his rhythm between the third and fourth barriers. The T&T athlete managed to successfully negotiate the fourth, but by the time he reached the fifth, his race was over. After calling off his medal bid, Guy bent over in despair.


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7.35-METRE LEAP: Kelsey Daniel —Photo: DENNIS ALLEN for @TTGameplan

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