Fedrick Dacres, the 2019 World Championships discus silver medallist and Olympic swimmer Julian Fletcher, are the two Caribbean athletes among 30 vying for four spots on the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission.

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.

Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres just missed the automatic qualification mark for the final of the discus at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics on Saturday in Doha, Qatar but looked every bit like a medal contender. 

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.

Jamaica discus thrower Fedrick Dacres, set a new national record and world lead, after registering a massive 70.78 to get the better of Sweden’s Daniel Ståhl at the Rabat Diamond League on Sunday.

The tight finish was, however, somewhat controversial. Initially, the victory had been awarded to Ståhl as Dacres’ massive throw, registered in the third round, was recorded as a foul.  After an appeal, however, the throw was validated, which also gave the Jamaican the meeting and Diamond League record.

Ståhl, who recorded his best throw of 69.94 in the third round, was as a result dropped to second place, with Austria’s Lukas Weisshaidinger registering a season-best of 68.14 for third.  With many initially believing Ståhl to be the winner, the IAAF later clarified the initial cause for the mix-up with a posting of the official results via its official Twitter handle.  The 25-year-old Dacres has dominated the event locally and claimed the 2018 Diamond League discus title. 

The record eclipsed the athlete's previous best of 69.67, set in Stockholm Sweden last year.  The result also moved Dacres to third place, on 15 points, in the Diamond qualification standing, just behind Weisshaidinger (19).  Ståhl leads the pack with 24 points.

 

 

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’s Fedrick Dacres threw a massive season best in the men’s discus but had to settle for second place to the imperious Daniel Stahl at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

Three standout Jamaicans will receive awards from President of the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association, Professor Victor Lopez, during the annual Gibson McCook Relays set for the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.

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

2018 NACAC Senior Male Athlete of the Year Fedrick Dacres leads the list of nominees for the RJR Sports Foundation Male Athlete of the Year.

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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