Aug 12, 2016 sees the commencement of all track and field events at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jamaica’s Fedrick , missing the first two throws, throws 50.69M on 3rd and final attempt of Men’s Discus Throw Group A. Danniel Thomas finished 14th position in Group B of Women’s Shot Put after 3 attempts of 16.70M, 16.43M and 16.99M. Both athletes did not make it to the final.
FRIDAY AUGUST 12
7:30 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying round, Group A qualifying
8:05 a.m.: Women’s Shot Put qualifying round, Groups A and B
8:10 a.m.: Men’s 800m Round 1
8:55 a.m.: Men’s Discus Throw qualifying B
9:55 a.m.: Women’s 100m preliminary round
7:05 p.m.: Men’s 400m Round 1
7:20 p.m.: Men’s Long Jump qualifying round, Groups A and B
7:40 p.m.: Women’s 100m Round 1
Below are the results from the Men’s Discus and Women’s Shot Put in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
Men’s discus throw
Fedrick Dacres – Jamaica – 50.69m – Rank: 34
Women’s shot put
Danniel Thomas – Jamaica – 16.99m – Rank: 25
Danniel Thomas –
Age: 23 years old
High School: Frome Technical High School & Edwin Allen High School
Tertiary Education: Kent State University
Events: Women’s Shot put
Personal Best: 17.76m
She competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.
She finished fifth at the 2015 Pan American Games.
Thomas is Jamaica’s national women’s shot put champion.
Thomas is the third woman to represent Jamaica in the shot put at the Olympics following Kim Barrett in 2004 and Zara Northover in 2008.
Fedrick Dacres –
Age: 22 years old
High School: Calabar High Tertiary Education: University of the West Indies, Mona
Event(s): men’s discus
Personal Best: 68.02m
Became the first Jamaican to reach the final of the discus at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
He won gold in the discus event at the 2011 IAAF World Youth Championship in Lille, France.
Captured gold at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
He is Jamaica’s national discuss champion.
Dacres underwent a surgery in 2014 after damaging his meniscus and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).
Source: The Jamaica Gleaner
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