Frederick jumps to Pan Am silver

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By Neto Baptiste

USA-based Antiguan high jump athlete Priscilla Frederick leaped to a second career silver when she claimed Antigua & Barbuda’s third medal at the ongoing Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Thursday evening.

The athlete, who had also won silver at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Canada, yesterday registered a leap of 1.87 meters (6.13 feet) to join sprinter Cejhae Greene and boxer Alston Ryan as the country’s medalist at the games thus far.

Ironically, Frederick only missed out on the gold medal after she counted more misses than St. Lucia’s Levern Spencer who registered a similar leap of 1.87 meters but was giver the nod based only on her consistency. Jamaica’s Kimberly Williamson claimed bronze.

Prior to the start of her event, Frederick said her aim was to bring home the gold this year, having been beaten by Spencer in 2015.

On Wednesday, Greene clocked 10.23 seconds to finish third in the 100 meters finals at the Athletics Stadium in Lima, while just one week earlier Ryan had captured bronze in the men’s light welterweight boxing.

Greene was beaten to the line by Paula Oli De Camilo Andre who finished second in 10.16 seconds and USA’s Michael Rodgers who won the gold in a time of 10.09 seconds.

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