Female long jumper Mariah Toussaint had a bad day at the office as she failed to move on to the next round of the women’s long jump at the commonwealth games.
The overseas based athlete found the going tough as she only managed to jump 5.67 meters to finish in 9th place in Zone A, a mark way below her personal best.
She jumped 5.64 on her first attempt, 5.57 meters in her second and 5.67 on her third and final attempt.
However the automatic qualifying mark was 6.60 meters, and the top 12 jumpers qualified for the finals. Toussaint finished in 18th position.
In an interview following her event, Toussaint stated that she was a bit upset with the results but will be working on her technique in the future.
“I was very upset with the results, even thought they aren’t that bad I had a lot of good takeaways from it. You just have to see what was wrong, go through and then fix it for the next thing. Especially because I have meets coming up later that are gonna be in the States and hopefully some more international meets in the future.”