World champs silver medalist, Fedrick Dacres, not satisfied but grateful after season-best throw in Arizona

By May 21, 2021

Fedrick Dacres, the 2019 World Championship discus silver medalist said he is not satisfied but thankful following his season-best throw that earned him victory at the 2021 Tucson Elite Classic in Arizona on Thursday.

Dacres is in a race against time to be fit for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, following surgery on his right wrist in November last year after he injured it in a fall. The national record holder at 70.78m, the defending Commonwealth Games champion, threw 65.93m for the win.

Overall,  four of his six throws were well over 65m with the fifth just under. He had one foul. His other marks of 65.78, 64.34m, 65.82, 65.61, indicate that he is steadily getting back to his best but Dacres believes he could have done better.

“I am not too satisfied. I felt I had a lot more but was a bit too conservative and had some technical issues,” he said, “never really got it out but it’s a good start. I am just hoping to make it better in time to come.”

However, there were some things that he found encouraging.

“I’m feeling good with my progression after all I have been through. I guess two months of solid training coming from really low to a 65 series, I’m thankful but not satisfied,” he said.

Meanwhile, Brian Williams of the USA was second having thrown the disc out to 65.34m.

Kord Ferguson, also of the USA, was third with a mark of 64.34.

Dacres, who has already qualified for the Olympics, returns to the island sometime next week.

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