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Mayhew ends historic Winter Youth Olympics run in 13th spot

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 2:49 AM

Jamaica's first ever competitor at the Winter Youth Olympics Daniel Mayhew finished in 13th position in the Monobob competition in Lillehammer, Norway on Saturday morning (Jamaica time).

Mayhew, who was introduced to the bobsled event less than a year ago, stopped the clock at 58.85 seconds in his first run and then posted 58.62 seconds in his second run for a combined time of 1:57.47.

This left him in 13th spot in the 15 athlete field. 

The gold medal went to Germany's Jonas Jannusch (1:54.29) with Russia's Maksim Ivanov (1:54.44) taking second and Norway's Christian Olsen (1:54.53) finishing in third place.

In his first heat, Mayhew's push - off time was an impressive 5.67 seconds but he failed to get enough speed down the course and lost some speed in the fourth sector after hitting turn number 13.