photomark 1 1024x531 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil- Akela Jones of Barbados is in sixth position in the women’s heptathlon heading into the seventh and final discipline here at Rio2016.

In the javelin throw, Jones had personal best of 42.00m in Group A to score 706 points. She opened with 40.93m on her first throw and improved with her first personal best of the day, 42.00m on her third throw.

Jones finished in sixth in Group A. However, at the completion of the Group B, she was 20th overall scoring 706 scores. She dropped to sixth in the standing, with a total of 5613 points. Earlier in the day she was fourth with 5907 points after the long jump where was tenth with 6.30m (943 points).

In the 800m disciple, set for 10:18pm, Jones will run in heat 3 (lane 1) and will have produce another personal best (pb-2:21.62) to get among the medals.

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Clayton Clarke is a freelance track and field journalist since 2005. He is a former athlete and an IAAF Level III coach (Sprints & Hurdles). He has been a writer with Track Alerts since its inception in 2009. He worked with several media houses (radio, tv, newspaper, website) in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Kitts Nevis and the Bahamas. The Tobago native has covered the Carifta Games since 2005, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Athletic Championships and numerous local and regional track and field events.. Though track and field is his passion and main interest, he has served as media liaison with numerous sporting bodies in T&T and in particular in Tobago, namely cycling, chess, football, beach soccer, taekwondo, rugby, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.


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