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UPDATE: ‘I will be back’- Chantel E. Malone

- makes non-advancing leap in Doha
Chantel E. Malone, needing to leap 6.75m to advance to the final of the Women’s Long Jump Final on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, could only muster up a best jump of 6.45m in the qualification round. Photo: BVIAA/Facebook
Virgin Islands' Chantel Malone is the reigning PanAm Games Long Jump Champion, OECS Record Holder, 2017 World Championships Long Jump finalist. Photo: Internet Source
Virgin Islands' Chantel Malone is the reigning PanAm Games Long Jump Champion, OECS Record Holder, 2017 World Championships Long Jump finalist. Photo: Internet Source
Chantel Malone will go up in Group A of the Quaifiers round. Photo: IAAF Mobile APP
Chantel Malone will go up in Group A of the Quaifiers round. Photo: IAAF Mobile APP
DOHA, Qatar- Obviously disappointed with her below par performance when considering her capabilities, Virgin Islands long jumper Chantel E. Malone has vowed to lean on her resilient character to bounce back with a bang.

Malone, needing to leap 6.75m to advance to the final of the Women’s Long Jump Final on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, could only muster up a best jump of 6.45m in the qualification round.

With a Personal Best of 6.90m, a World Leading leap in April 2019, the Pan Games 2019 gold medalist, Malone, was expected to easily qualify for the finals.

She fouled; however, in the first of three attempts and then only managed 6.21m in her second attempt in Doha.

‘I am coming for everything’

Malone, in an interview with the President of the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA), Mr Steve E. Augustine on October 6, 2019, said the goal was to go hard on the first jump but once she fouled she ‘subconsciously’ may have checked her remaining jumps too much.

Her third and final attempt was a leap of 6.45m. “In the third one I tried to go after it but it just wasn’t enough.”

Malone added that her training leading up to the championships has been one of the best and she has also been in the best form of her life.

Nevertheless, Malone wants to look ahead with positivity, especially with the Olympic games less than a year away.

“I am coming for everything, simple... I know Tokyo 2020 will be something special for me.”

Malone, on her Facebook page, also said the outpouring of love and support has been remarkable. “Thank you guys so much for the kind words and support!!!”

See previous article published October 5, 2019

High expectations as Malone tackles Long Jump qualifiers

- will jump @ 10:50am VI time today, Oct 5, 2019 in Doha Qatar

Virgin Islands' Chantel E. Malone, the reigning PanAm Games Long Jump Champion, OECS Record Holder, 2017 World Championships Long Jump finalist and BVI National Record holder is set to tackle the 2019 IAAF World Championships Long Jump qualifiers today, October 5, 2019, in Doha Qatar. 

Going up against a field of world-class athletes in the competition, Chantel's quest for gold will start at 10:50 am VI time. 

To automatically qualify for the finals, she will need to secure a jump of 6.75m or be amongst the best 12 performers. With a total of three allotted jump, the 6.75m requirement should prove attainable given her past performance as a VI star jumper.

Local sports officials stationed in Doha report that she is "poised, focused and ready to compete". Chantel’s best in the Long Jump event is 6.90m which she established in April of this year. 

Exceptional Year 

"I feel like this year has been exceptional, I started a little shaky but getting to the 6.90 mark was a huge breakthrough for me and I've been struggling with a little bit of injuries here and there, nothing major but a little bit of setbacks... and some personal stuff going on," Malone said on Friday, October 4, 2019, ahead of her Qatar debut. 

According to the latest IAAF stats, Chantel has a current world rank of 7th and sits currently as the highest-ranked Caribbean national-long jumper in 2019.

"I'm pretty confident going into the competition... and honestly, my plan is just to go out there and execute," she further said on the sidelines of the stadium in Doha. 

 

 

8 Responses to “UPDATE: ‘I will be back’- Chantel E. Malone”

  • Wow (05/10/2019, 11:03) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good Luck and all the best!
  • Prayers work (05/10/2019, 14:42) Like (2) Dislike (11) Reply
    Bring home gold, no lame excuses
    • NezRez (06/10/2019, 12:07) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Prayers work, You said no lame excuses? You don't sound like a Christian to me. What have you done for us to put us on the map? This young lady, just to make it there, is our GOLD MEDAL! She has competed against countries with millions of people all over the world and coming from our small island, she has been phenomenal! She has added to our Tourism awareness and made the entire BVI proud. For you to say no lame excuses is the biggest insult. Think before you text please. We love and RESPECT Miss Malone and don't you forget it!
    • @Prayers Work (06/10/2019, 23:38) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      Shame on you! Why don't you try doing what Chantel and the other athletes do? You clearly have no clue what it takes to compete at that level.
  • Jamdown. (06/10/2019, 09:45) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    That's OK Chantel. Wheel and come again
  • Laura (06/10/2019, 10:39) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Stay focused and bring that heat in Tokyo. You are your only competition keep striving hard
  • Nice (06/10/2019, 11:05) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    I like the attitude... I don't think our athletes are putting in the time in a descipline way after a great achievement...No time to relax. Stay focus. Stay calm. Stay level headed. Work hard


  • Well Sah (07/10/2019, 01:30) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Don't tell me that gold went to her head too?


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