Jamaica’s Chanice Porter advanced to the final of the women’s long jump at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday, as teammate Tissanna Hickling failed to move on.
Porter jumped 6.57 metres in Group A of the preliminary round to end sixth. She achieved the mark on her third and final attempt, with the group being won by Ese Brume of Nigeria with 6.89, second going to Tori Bowe of the United States of America with 6.77 and third to Alina Rotaru of Romania with 6.72.
Hickling, on the other hand, finished Group B seventh with a jump of 6.49 metres on her second attempt.
With only three athletes from both groups achieving the automatic qualifying mark of 6.75 metres, to complete the final field of 12, the next best times were used, and Hickling failed to advance with the 16th best jump.
Malaika Mihambo of Germany won group B with 6.98 metres as Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine finished second with 6.74 and Abigail Irozuru of Great Britain third in 6.70.