Danniel Thomas-Dodd puts 19.32m to advance to Doha final

By October 02, 2019

Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd overcame a shaky start Wednesday to advance to the finals of the Women’s Shot Put as action began on Day 6 of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The 26-year-old Pan American champion launched a throw of 19.32m on her final throw of qualifying after opening with a poor effort of 17.60 before improving to 18.06m on her second throw.

The mark also means she enters the final with the best throw.

Not far behind though is the USA’s Maggie Ewen, who only needed one throw to exceed the qualifying mark of 18.40m. She uncorked a throw of 19.21m, which was the second best throw heading into the finals.

Gold-medal favourite Lijiao Gong of China also only needed one throw – 18.96m - to qualify.

The USA’s Michelle Carter also made it into the final, qualifying with a mark of 18.85m. This means that all three Americans advanced to the final as Chase Ealey, another medal favorite just managed to qualify with her final throw of 18.35m.

Anita Marton, who won the silver medal in London in 2017 on her last throw of the competition, produced a throw of 18.44m to also make it through to the final as an automatic qualifier.


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