Athletics: Amy's bid fails to get off the ground.Byline: By James Seabourne in Beijing
BIRCHFIELD Harrier Amy Harris missed out on a place in tomorrow's long jump final by just 14cm at the World Junior Championships in Beijing.
The Birmingham teenager was left in tears on the trackside track·side
The area near a track, especially a racetrack. after producing a below-par showing in pool B of the long jump qualification.
After opening up with an initial leap of 6.00m, Harris could only improve her distance by just 2 cm in the third round to leave her contemplating an early exit.
"I'm going to need time for this to set in," said Harris. "I'm absolutely devastated."
Meanwhile, Britain missed out on a second World Junior Championship gold medal gold medal
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Born and raised in Thornton Heath, Surrey, UK, Rooney started running for Croydon Harriers just before starting his secondary school, The John Fisher School in Purley. was beaten into a disappointing third place in the 400m.
The UKjunior record holder, who turned down a trip to the European Championships, suffered an appalling start and was never able to recover in the heat.
Rooney's third-place finish matched Mark Richardson's achievement 16 years earlier as the best placing by a Briton in this event at a World Junior Championships.
However, Trinidad's Renny Quow set a new personal best time of 45.74seconds to take gold, with America's Justin Oliver claiming silver.
"It was my race to lose and, unfortunately, I did," said Rooney. "Right from the start I had too much ground to make up."