"I had 70 metres in me!" - Dacres

By May 30, 2019

Fedrick Dacres said he knew he was capable of throwing 70m at Thursday’s Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

Had he managed it, he could have won.

The 2018 Diamond League champion produced a season-best 68.96m but was forced to settle for second as hometown hero Daniel Stahl uncorked a winning second-round throw of 69.57m to take the lead from Dacres and eventually win the competition.

Still, the affable Jamaica wasn’t too disappointed with the outcome.

"Oh wow, I have such a big smile on my face. It was an absolutely great competition,” he beamed afterwards.
"I had 70m in me at the warm up! I threw over it! But then, the competition was "only" 68.96m. But, I really really felt very well and I know that I can progress a lot more.”

He said that despite the cold, the atmosphere lent itself to good competition. 

“The crowd was great. It helps us all to get this support while Daniel is having such strong competition. But, honestly, I never had a competition with only 11 degrees. Goodness, this is so cold.”

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