Fedrick Dacres competed this weekend at Excelsior High School stadium in Kingston and won the meet with new Jamaican Nationa Record and World Lead 68.88m.
Dacres started the competition with 64.97m, followed by 65.80m, 66.83m and 65.10m. Then he had his third best throw ever 67.10m in the 5th round. But the show was over, as on the 6th round the fast Jamaican had the thrw of his lifetime - 68.88m is the new Jamaican record and World Lead. Second was Travis Smikle with 61.98m and third Chad Wright 58.50m.
68.88m gives Fedrick 41st position at Discus all-time best results, just passing Jarred Rome 68.76m and Daniel Stahl 68.72m.
Young Swedish athlete Daniel Stahl competed this weekend in Tampere Finland at Indoor Match called Nordenkampen. Stahl had an amazing result of 66.90m - this is all-time second best result ever thrown indoors and only Gerd Kanter have thrown further (69.51m in 2009). Third at this list is Jürgen Schult, who threw 66.20m indoors in 1980. Video of the 66.90m throw here.
Stahl also improved his shot put PB to 19.60m at the same meet.
Olympic Champion Christoph Harting opened his season at ISTAF Indoor meet, where he won the meet with 63.84m.
Fedrick Dacres competed yesterday at Big Shot Invitational meet, where he won the meet with new NR 68.67m.
Awesome start for the season and impressive series 64.31, 66.65, 65.91, 67.04, 68.67, X.
Fedrick´s previous PB was 68.02m thrown in spring 2016. Jamaicas previous NR was 68.19m by Jason Morgan.
Pan-Am discus champion Fedrick Dacres opened his season last Saturday at Charlie Fuller Memorial in Kingston. Dacres had all his four legal throws over 61m with his fourth-round sthrow at 64.79m.
Traves Smikle was second with a best mark of 61.74m. O'Dayne Richards began his 2017 endeavours with a victory throw of 20.11m
Estonian Athletic Association held their 2016 gala and best male and female athletes were chosen. Gerd Kanter won the title as best male athlete and Ksenija Balta as best female athlete.
Gerd won bronze medal at European Championships in Amsterdam with 65.27m and also achieved 5th position at Olympic final in Rio with 65.10m. This bronze was 11th medal for him from major championships and that makes him the most successful athlete in Estonian sports history.
Gerd competed on 27 meets in 2016 and threw his seasonal best 65.27m at Amsterdam EC final.
Interesting fact about Gerd:
He has thrown at least 60m on 308 consecutive competitions - first meet on that list is 20th August 2002 and since then he has always thrown over 60m. Virgilijus Alekna is second on this list with 265 consecutive competitions and Lars Riedel third with 194 meets.
Gerd Kanter competed yesterday on a small meet in Türi Estonia, where he won with 63.54m. Aleksander Tammert was 2nd with 57.26m.
Gerd had a long autumn season, competing 7 meets in September and a final meet yesterday in Türi.
62.61, Berlin, 3 Sep
62.86. Kohila. 4 Sep
61.12, Bruxelles, 9 Sep
63.62, Tõrva, 11 Sep
63.28, Sillamäe, 18 Sep
62.41, Rakvere, 22 Sep
62.98, Tallinn, 29 Sep
63.54, Türi, 8 Oct
All together, Gerd had 27 meets in season 2016 (same amount of meets he had also in season 2007).
|Lois M Martinez||