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McMaster #2 & Malone #10 in IAAF 2017 World Rankings

Virgin Islands athletes Kyron A. McMaster, left, and Chantel E. Malone, right, have made the Top 10 List of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Rankings. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two Virgin Islands' athletes have made the Top 10 List of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Rankings.

And it is no surprise that the athletes are hurdler Kyron A. McMaster and long jumper Chantel E. Malone.

McMaster, who ended the year as the world leader in the 400m after destroying a quality field at the Jamaica Invitational on May 20, 2017, clocking an unsurpassable 47.80 seconds, was second in the World Rankings, behind World Champion Karsten Warholm.

After an early exit in the 2017 World Championships in London due to disqualification, McMaster rebounded astonishingly by beating a field that included the World Champion Warholm of Norway at the Diamond League Meet in Zurich, Switzerland on August 24, 2017.

Third in the world rankings was Yasmani Copello of Turkey and 4th Olympic Champion Kerron Clement of the USA.

Malone leaps to 10th in world rankings

Malone is ranked 10th in the world in the Women's Long Jump.

She had secured a 7th place finish at the 2017 World Championships, in which she became the first Virgin Islands athlete to make it to the final of a senior IAAF World Championships.

Brittney Reese of the USA, Ivana Spanovic of Serbia and Tianna Bartoletta of the USA took the top 3 spots respectively.

9 Responses to “McMaster #2 & Malone #10 in IAAF 2017 World Rankings”

  • Fan (07/01/2018, 13:05) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    we are getting there
  • BVI STRONG (07/01/2018, 13:11) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
  • we are already there (07/01/2018, 14:39) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats to our athletes and future ones too. We will rebound somehow.
  • @BVI Strong (07/01/2018, 15:00) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Yes, I agree he should be #1, but that's how these people will do their cuz #1 he black and 2 he from a small country and we don't have a sizeable population. We know he's the best anyway.
  • guy hill (08/01/2018, 05:32) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to you both. Always continue to do your very best. Good luck in 2018 season. Stay healthy, positive and strong. Be safe.
  • de silent one (09/01/2018, 01:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to both of them for their perseverance and hard work. Its also refreshing for the territory after what we've been through with the passage of those two storm that caused so much destruction. Keep positive for the 2018 season and all the best to our athletes
  • Kish (10/01/2018, 12:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to my baby girl Chants and Kyron on this big achievement and making your country proud to be our ambassadors. Chants I know the 2017 season wasn't easy nursing an injury, but your hard work and determination has paid off and you are being recognized for it, and I am truly proud of you baby girl. Continue to stay focus, humble, dedicated and true to yourself. Kyron, you had an awesome season under the leadership of an awesome coach. Your hard work under his leadership has provided you an avenue to excel in your craft. Please continue to rise on your journey, stay focus and true to yourself and I know you will make him proud. Great things are ahead for both of you for the 2018 season and we look forward to seeing you both excel higher in your careers.

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