Jah-Nhai Perinchief falls short of reaching World Championships triple jump final
Jah-Nhai Perinchief endured another difficult outing at the World Athletics Championships after falling short of qualifying for the triple jump final.
The 25-year-old headed into the championships, held in Budapest, Hungary, with high expectations having enjoyed an encouraging outing in the build up to the event, in which jumped a season’s best 16.85 metres at the Ed Murphy Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.
However, it was not to be for the Bermudian as he could only muster a single failed attempt in his opening jump, before opting to retire from the competition, despite having two rounds remaining.
To compound matters, a repeat of his season’s best performance in the United States, just two weeks previously, would have seen Perinchief qualify in eighth position out of the top 12 athletes who progressed through to the final.
Chris Bernard, of the United States, claimed the final qualification spot, with a best jump of 16.71.
Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert topped the qualifying round with a best jump of 17.70, followed by Yaming Zhu, of China, a silver medal winner last year, with 17.14, and Cuba’s Lazaro Martinez, who rounded out the top three with a jump of 17.12.
It is the second time that Perinchief, who was one of four athletes not to register a jump in qualifying, has missed out on a place in the final, having also failed to do so in Oregon last year.