Dacres adds NACAC discus gold to growing list of wins

By August 12, 2018
Dacres can't seem to lose this year, breaks NACAC record and claims another gold medal in Toronto. Dacres can't seem to lose this year, breaks NACAC record and claims another gold medal in Toronto.

The world-leading discus thrower Fedrick Dacres added another notch to his powerful right arm when he won the event on Sunday’s final day of the 2018 NACAC Senior Championships in Toronto, Canada.

Dacres, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion and 2018 Diamond League leader, crushed the competition with his winning throw of 68.47m, a new championship record.

Dacres broke the previous record of 60.68m set by the USA’s Russ Winger in 2015 by almost eight metres.

He beat his Jamaican teammate Traves Smikle by three metres. Smikle improved on his CAC Games bronze medal performance of 64.68m with a throw of 65.46m to claim the silver medal.

The USA’s Reggie Jagers won the bronze with 62.70m

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