Thomas-Dodd sets new national record

By Sports Desk April 21, 2019
Jamaican thrower Daniel Thomas-Dodd Jamaican thrower Daniel Thomas-Dodd

Jamaican thrower Danielle Thomas-Dodd set a new national record on the way to a gold-medal winning performance in the women’s discus at the 2019 Virginia Challenge meet on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Dodd has been incrementally improving the national mark since breaking the then 13-year-old record of Kimberly Barrett in 2004.  On this occasion, she threw the implement 19.48m in the fifth round of competition, by far the biggest throw of the afternoon.

Thomas-Dodd was the only thrower to get to 19 metres with Canadian Brittany Crew second with a mark of 18.08m and the United States’ Aliyah Gustafson third with 17.26m.  Thomas-Dodd’s new mark erased her previous best of 19.36 which was set in April of last year.  

 

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