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Silver linings for Jamaica


THERE WERE silver linings for two Jamaican athletes at the World Athletics Indoor Championships.
Danniel Thomas-Dodd was runner-up in the shot put final while KImberly Williams was second in the triple jump at the Arena Birmingham.

Thomas-Dodd was beaten to the gold by Hungary's Anita Marton but was still relatively satisfied. She said: "There is no way to explain how I am feeling. I wanted a PB and that's all I was hoping for, but to come away with a PB and a medal, it's a bonus.

"I had it in the back of my mind that I could potentially get a medal, all I had to do was relax and work my technique."

Williams said of her effort: "I'm excited I was able to upgrade on my runs from bronze last time to silver. I had two personal bests out there so I'm glad I put a decent series together.

"I was leading for a while but I wasn't able to respond, that's just how it is in the triple jump. I have to work harder next time to get a gold.

"You have to believe you belong at this level, then your coach will give you the training and trust the process. Sometimes you start worrying about stuff but you need to believe in yourself and do the right things to be on top.

"My heart is going crazy and I'm trying to calm down but it's exciting."

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