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Jamaica’s 2011 World Youth long jump champion Chanice Porter leapt to a personal best to take top honours at Saturday’s (5 May) Torrin Lawrence Memorial in Athens, Georgia, USA.

Porter, in just her second outdoor meet of the season, recorded 6.75m to beat her previous best mark of 6.67m, done in June 2016.

Bianca Stuart of Bahamas finished second with 6.66m while Kate Hall finished third, 6.63m.

The former Manchester High student, who has been fighting ankle issues over the years, was very grateful for her achievement.

“I want to thank God for bringing me this far because of my ankle issues,” Porter, whose winning mark came on her second attempt after fouling the first.

Her other two legal marks were 6.44m and 6.42m on the 3rd and 4th attempts respectively.

“It was a long time coming and getting a personal record after two years was a great feeling,” she told

“Still have a lot of technical things to work on in practice,” she added.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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