Jamaicans Tracey and Thomas-Dodd finish off the podium

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.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd

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.

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