There is no doubt that Akela Jones from Barbados is an all-round talent and her journey to the 2016 Olympics in Rio Brazil might put her on the medal podium.
if you don’t know her current achievements to date, let me fill you in. Jones currently holds Barbadian records in the women’s heptathlon, pentathlon, long jump and high jump. In 2014 she won gold in the long jump at World Junior Championships. She followed up in 2015 by capturing the NCAA championship title in heptathlon. Showing her all-round talent, Jones earn a bronze medal in the high jump at the Pan American Games.
WATCH: As Kansas State’s express high praise for Akela Jones
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The entire country of Barbados will be supporting Akela and many from across the Caribbean will be too.