CAC shot put gold medallist Richards proud of second-place Miller

By Sports Desk July 31, 2018
Jamaica's Ashina Miller. Jamaica's Ashina Miller.

Jamaica thrower O’Dayne Richards was elated to claim gold in the men’s discus on Monday night but was equally pleased his compatriot Ashinia Miller followed closely behind him on the podium.

Richards was the class act of the field after smashing the Central American and Caribbean Games record to claim gold in 21.02m.  Miller was impressive in his own right, despite finishing some distance behind Richards in 20.19. 

The 25-year-old Richards briefly held the lead after erasing the newly minted meet record of the British Virgin Islands' Eldred Henry who opened with 19.93 in the first round.

Richard’s responded immediately to snuff out any hopes of Miller had of stealing the top spot, but admitted he was still proud of his compatriot’s effort.

“I’m glad for him.  I’m thankful for his efforts.  He broke the record on his second throw and just kudos to him,” Richards said of his competitor.

“I just happy he is throwing well.  I had it in my mind before the meet that I wanted to execute well.  I came focusing on that so it wasn’t Ashina per say but he is a great thrower nonetheless and I am grateful for him to be in this competition.”

 

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