Dominica Olympic Committee – Female long jumper Mariah Toussaint had a bad day at the office as she failed to move on to the next round of the women’s long jump at the Commonwealth Games.
The overseas-based athlete found the going tough as she only managed to jump 5.67 meters to finish in 9th place in Zone A, a mark way below her personal best.
She jumped 5.64 on her first attempt, 5.57 meters in her second and 5.67 on her third and final attempt.
However the automatic qualifying mark was 6.60 meters, and the top 12 jumpers qualified for the finals.
Maria finished in 18th position.
Please see attached Audio of Maria Toussaint
Pictures can be obtained on the Dominica Olympic Committee facebook page.
Please note events continue on Wednesday night Caribbean time with the men’s triple jump.
Yordanys Duranano Garcia will jump at about 8:30pm.
Link to full interview below: