Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
Chanice Porter has bettered her performance at the 2010 World Junior Championships, where she failed to make the finals of the long jump.
On today’s fourth day of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships, the Manchester High School student qualified for her second final.
She earned a spot in Sunday’s high jump having already booked her place in this afternoon’s final of the long jump set for 12:55 pm (Jamaica time).
Porter leads trio of qualifiers at World Juniors
The 2011 World Youth long jump champion is convinced that she can add a World Juniors long jump medal to her name.
“I am confident enough that I will get a medal, hopefully the gold,” she said.
“I am feeling a bit tired now after the high jump, as it was rough with a lot of rounds.”
She added: “I am just going to go and cool down and get an ice bath and then go to the physio and get ready for the long jump later.”
The 18-year-old attributes her tiredness to lack of proper sleep.
“I have not got used to the time zone, so it is hard to sleep during the nights,” Porter revealed.
Spain is seven hours ahead of Jamaica.