Dacres optimistic after injury-hit outing in Oslo

By June 07, 2018
Limited by a knee injury suffered on Sunday Dacres finished eighth in Oslo but remains optimistic about Stockholm on Sunday. Limited by a knee injury suffered on Sunday Dacres finished eighth in Oslo but remains optimistic about Stockholm on Sunday.

Fedrick Dacres’ winning streak came to an end on Thursday in Oslo.

After consecutive wins in Prague, Rome and Estonia with marks of 68.35m, 68.51m, and 68.12m respectively, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion finished eighth with 63.85m, well short of his previous marks.

World Champion Andrius Gudzius won the discus throw with 69.04m. Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi was second with 69.55m while Daniel Stahl won the bronze with 67.04m.

Dacres’ performance was not as a consequence of a sudden loss of form more because of a knee injury he suffered during competition in Estonia on Sunday. The Jamaican champion spent the last three days treating the knee injury and even experimented throwing on the on Wednesday to see if he could effectively compete on Thursday.

“Oslo was a learning meet. I got injured earlier in the week and came out strapped to the ‘T’ and threw 63 plus,” Dacres told SportsMax. TV after Thursday’s competition, expressing confidence of doing better on Sunday in Stockholm.

“I got two big positive throws to say that I am not done for the season yet, so I am looking forward to Stockholm. With a little more rest time hopefully, we can do something.”

Leighton Levy

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