Caribbean Sports – Jamaican Skeleton Slider Fails To Make Medal Rounds

Jamaica's Anthony Watson looks on after finishing the mens's skeleton heat 3 run during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 16. (Photo credit: MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 23, 2018: Jamaica Skeleton slider, Anthony Watson, failed in his bid to qualify for the next round of the event, after completing the third heat of the men’s event at the Olympic Sliding Centre on Thursday, Feb. 15th.

After finishing in the 29th position following heats 1 and 2 on the previous day, Watson’s best hope was to record his best run of the competition.

The good news for the 28-year-old, however, was that he did at least improve on a second-round run, which saw him clock 54.04.

But after another difficult start, Watson only clocked 53.35 to remain in 29th, well short of his heat 1 mark of 53.13.  The Jamaican, however, again finished just ahead of Ghanaian Akwasi Frimpong, who was 30th in 53.69, as both struggled to keep up with the experienced field.