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Chantel E. Malone hits Tokyo Olympics qualifying standard in Florida

- Wins long jump @ Florida International Pro Addition Track Meet; sets National Record
Virgin Islands long jumper Chantel E. Malone has booked her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics with a personal best 7.08m leap to also win the Florida International Pro Addition Track Meet at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Photo: Facebook/File
Representing Alexander High School, Adaejah Hodge won the 400m, running a speedy time of 55.11 seconds while competing at the Douglas County Track and Field Championship in Douglasville, Georgia on March 26, 2021. Photo: Facebook/File
Representing Alexander High School, Adaejah Hodge won the 400m, running a speedy time of 55.11 seconds while competing at the Douglas County Track and Field Championship in Douglasville, Georgia on March 26, 2021. Photo: Facebook/File
MIRAMAR, Florida, USA- Virgin Islands long jumper Chantel E. Malone has booked her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics with a Personal Best 7.08m leap to also win the Florida International Pro Addition Track Meet at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Malone, who won gold at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru in 2019, also set a new National record for the Virgin Islands in the women’s long jump.

Olympic qualifying standard!

She now joins hurdler Kyron A. McMaster and Shot Putter Eldred Henry as the VI athletes to have secured an Olympic qualifier. The Olympic Qualifying standard is 6.82m.

The Tokyo Olympics is slated for July 23 – August 8, 2021, in Japan.

According to the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA), Malone’s 7.08m jump ranks second in the history of Central American & Caribbean (CAC) female athletes and a soon to be ratified world-leading #2 ranked jump for 2021.

Malone won gold at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games with a mark of 6.46.

See link to view video of Chantel E. Malone’s 7.08m leap:

https://www.facebook.com/185609174793580/videos/1823295074513555

Meanwhile, representing Alexander High School, Adaejah Hodge won the 400m, running a speedy time of 55.11 seconds while competing at the Douglas County Track and Field Championship in Douglasville, Georgia on March 26, 2021.

Hodge’s 55.11 seconds, according to the BVIAA, is also a U17 Carifta Games qualifier.

Hodge has now secured VI Carifta Games qualifying standards in the 100m, 200m, Long Jump, High Jump and 400m.

See link to video of Adaejah Hodge in the 400m:

https://www.facebook.com/185609174793580/videos/270313581309473

6 Responses to “Chantel E. Malone hits Tokyo Olympics qualifying standard in Florida”

  • Yayyyy (28/03/2021, 10:16) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    That was an amazing performance Chantel! So happy for you. Looking forward to see you at the Olympics. BVI all the way!!
  • Mi amor Jewellers (28/03/2021, 11:02) Like (16) Dislike (1) Reply
    Chantal deserves great recognition for everything she has accomplished. I find her determination dedication and brilliance such an inspiration during these times. It Just proves that we can still fulfill our destiny if we stay focused and courageous like Chantal. I’m so proud of you , young lady and BVI ‘ very own Superstar. I pray all your dreams will come true ! God Keep you safe always.
  • down2earth (28/03/2021, 12:41) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Awesome!!! May God be the winds beneath your feet.
  • Guy Hill Oly LA84' (28/03/2021, 14:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations. Always continue to do and be your very best. Be brave.
  • Teacher (28/03/2021, 21:23) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to all qualifying athletes especially Chantel. You are such a role model in dedication and perseverance. I have watched you from Primary. Many people will not realize you started your athletic training from a young age at ASPS under the coaching of Ileta Potter. I am happy to see how far you have come! Keep shining. You are in my prayers.
  • Me (30/03/2021, 23:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats Chantel. Not to take away but Ms Potter ( no disrespect to her) was not responsible for her start as an athlete. It was Winston Potter of ESHS and Top Notch Track Club. Ms. Potter I believe was a Top Notch coach, so whatever contribution was through Top Notch and not from ASPS. Just for clarification and not for harm to anyone


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