Trinidad and Tobago athlete Quincy Wilson is suing the National Association of Athletic Associations over what he claims is the association’s negligence which caused him to become injured thereby losing the ability to earn, to train and prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

The suit was filed in Trinidad and Tobago's High Court of Justice on Monday. Dr Emir Crowne, Matthew Gayle, Crys­tal Paul, and Ja­son Jones are representing the disaffected athlete.

The 28-year-old Wilson is an eight-time national champion and holds the national record of 59.65m. He has also represented Trinidad and Tobago at the CARIFTA Games and in 2011 won a bronze medal at the NACAC U23 Championships in Mexico.

In late July, on or about the 28th, Wilson was competing at the national championships. He stepped into the ring and executed two throws. Two other throws were fouls. However, on his fifth throw, he slipped and fell.

According to court documents obtained by Sportsmax.TV, Wilson suffered shock and severe pain, a meniscal tear in his right knee, pain in both knees. He subsequently experienced psychological damage, mental anguish and a loss of quality of life.

Wilson claims his subsequent inability to train has affected his mood and personality, and he is unable to carry out his household chores and his responsibilities as a husband and father.

He blames the NAAA in that they or their employees painted or covered the discus circle with the wrong substance making it slippery. He also claims that the NAAA failed to ensure that the discus circle was at the requisite standard of safety and that they failed to inspect the circle prior to his accident.

Wilson also claims, among other things, that the NAAA failed to use a certified IAAF official to inspect the circle.

As a result, he wants the NAAA to pay for or facilitate his rehabilitation, cover his lost wages. He is also seeking compensation for the loss of opportunity to compete professionally and possibly attracting sponsors.

Fedrick Dacres, the 2019 IAAF World Championships silver medallist, described Monday’s final as the hardest in history, adding that he felt the gold medal was within reach.

Danielle Williams won herself a diamond, US$50,000 and a place at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics following a commanding performance at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle finished 1-2 in the Men’s Discus at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

When Sweden’s Daniel Stahl opened his Diamond League season in Doha with three throws over 70 metres, he might have intimidated many rivals aspiring for a gold medal at this year’s IAAF World Championships at that very venue in late September.

2018 Continental Cup champion Fedrick Dacres won discus gold on Tuesday at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland where two other Caribbean throwers produced podium-worthy performances.

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

Jamaica discus thrower Shadae Lawrence has broken the country’s national record for the second time in less than a month.

The 23-year-old Jamaican set the new national best of 65.05 after claiming top spot at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships on Saturday.  The distance was also a Colorado State collegiate record, the time the athlete is re-writing that mark in less than a month. 

Lawrence finished well clear of schoolmate Kelcey Bedard, who threw 55.82m for second spot, with Utah State’s Brenn Flint third in 53.47m.

At the SAC Relays a few weeks ago, Lawrence pushed past the previous Jamaica national best of 62.73m, set by Kellion Knibb two years ago.  On that occasion, the Jamaican was, however, forced to settle for second spot behind Brazilian Fernanda Martins who threw 64.16m to claim the top spot. 

Lawrence’s new record is the fifth best throw in the world this year.  The list is led by the USA’s Valarie Allman (67.15), who is followed by Cuba’s Yamie Perez (66.75), Claudine Vita (66.64) and China’s Bin Feng (65.45).

Calabar High School’s Kai Chang unleashed a 60-plus metre throw on Friday to win the high school boy’s discus at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

Jamaica thrower Shadae Lawrence set a new national record in the women’s discus after a strong showing at the Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College on Saturday.

Lawrence, a senior at Colorado State University, threw a distance of 63.89 in the fourth round.  The mark was enough to keep the Jamaican in the lead until the final round where Brazilian Fernanda Martins threw 64.16m to claim the top spot.  Another Jamaica, Shanice Love, claimed third spot with a fifth-round haul of 61.16m.

Love’s new mark erased the previous best of 62.73m set by Kellion Knibb two years ago.  Lawrence’s mark was also a record for CSU and the top collegiate mark in the country this year.

The thrower broke the school record twice on Saturday, first breaking the CSU record at the Beach Invitational with a toss of 61.80m shattering the previous record held by Shelly Greathouse-Borman since 1999, and garnered a second-place finish in a strong national field.

Ralford Mullings of Kingston College established a new Class Shot put record on his way to winning the gold medal at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston on Thursday.

Kingston College’s Wayne Pinnock created history when he destroyed the Class I Boys long jump record on Wednesday, day two of the ISSA Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships (Champs) at the National Stadium in Kingston.

2018 was easily Jamaica’s Sportsman of the Year Fedrick Dacres’ most successful year. It was also a year of discovery.

Former Jamaican Olympic weightlifter, Calvin Stamp, is dead. 

Julian Robinson, Jamaica’s premier throws coach has been named North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Association Coach of the Year. Robinson is the Coach the Fedrick Dacres, NACAC Senior Men’s Athlete of the Year.

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