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Kelly finishes 5th in her 200m heat in Rio

- records a non-advancing time of 23.61
August 15th, 2016 | Tags: Ashley N. Kelly 200m Rio Olympics heats sprinter
Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica appeared to have crossed over in Ashley N. Kelly's lane during their 200m heat race moments ago at the Rio Olympics. Photo: ESPN
Kelly competed in Lane 7 of Heat 6. Photo: ESPN
Kelly competed in Lane 7 of Heat 6. Photo: ESPN
Final results of the 200m Heat 6 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: ESPN
Final results of the 200m Heat 6 at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: ESPN
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands' sprinter Ashley N. Kelly finished 5th in her 200m heat race at the Rio Olympics moments ago, August 15, 2016.

Kelly started in Lane 7 of Heat 9 and completed her run in 23.61, which unfortunately for her and her many suppporters was not good enough to get her a place in the semi-finals.

The Virgin Islander was in a lane next to the veteran sprinter Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown (Lane 6), who appeared to have crossed over in Kelly's lane.

Initial replays did not, however, indicate that Kelly was impeded and neither was Campbell-Brown, who also did not register an advancing time, disqualified.

The only other Virgin Islands' athlete yet to compete in Rio is thrower Eldred Henry, who gets into action this week.

11 Responses to “Kelly finishes 5th in her 200m heat in Rio”

  • Awesome (15/08/2016, 10:14) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    She did well. Congrats girl
  • 1 (15/08/2016, 10:15) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    she did her best
  • Well Sah (15/08/2016, 10:23) Like (17) Dislike (0) Reply
    And we all can see that Jamaica finished the race in Ashley's lane. Congratulations to Ashley and all the BVI athletes that swam and ran so far. You all have made the BVI proud.
  • pissed!! (15/08/2016, 11:10) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Did you all notice the sprinter who went into Ashley's Lane? I am so pissed, not saying she would have finished in the top 2 but who knows if that didn't slow up her race or her best.....
  • son of the soil (15/08/2016, 11:11) Like (6) Dislike (12) Reply
    That badminded island girl crossed in our lane.
    • Nanio (15/08/2016, 12:12) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
      1. She's not bad minded - you are
      2. Ashley is an island girl too
    • chad (15/08/2016, 12:37) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      Naaaw, I think the Jamaican (everyone expected her to qualify) was just desperate when she saw those other two girls blazing ahead of her in lock-step like two well-oiled machines. She knew she was done and she got a little disoriented .
    • "badminded island girl" (15/08/2016, 16:22) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      The bvi comprises of a group of islands,right?
  • HMMM (15/08/2016, 12:17) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    really thats how ayo had to phrase it unfourtunately for her and her supporters...strupes either way she should be proud and i as a supporter is still proud....bvi pride?? hmm
  • ausar (16/08/2016, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Island" is considered colloquial for Persons from the Eastern Caribbean, "bad minded island girl"!

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