Adelle Tracey and Danniel Thomas-Dodd, two Jamaican athletes, failed to place on the podium in the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold competition on Tuesday.
At the Gallur Municipal Sports Complex, Tracey, 29, who advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 World Championships, placed fourth in the women’s 800-meter event with a time of 2 minutes, 02.16 seconds.
Noélie Yarigo, the holder of the national record for Benin, exceeded expectations and demonstrated that she still had it in her at the age of 37 by winning in 2 minutes, 01.47 seconds.
In the women’s shot putt, Catriona Bisset of Australia finished second, 0.27 seconds behind Yarigo, and Winnie Nanyando of Uganda took third place in 2:02.02. Thomas-Dodd, the 30-year-old Commonwealth Games winner from 2018, recorded a distance of 18.84 metres.
The silver medalist from the indoor and outdoor world championships and her rivals were no match for Canadian Sarah Mitton, whose measurement of 19.76m delivered her a confidence-boosting victory this season. She fell four centimetres shy of her season high, though.
American world champion Chase Ealey finished second with a distance of 19.64 metres after failing to surpass 20 metres for the second time this season. Jessica Schilder of the Netherlands, a bronze medalist in both the indoor and outdoor world championships, finished third with a measurement of 19.25.