Dacres takes discus gold, silver for Thomas-Dodd at Paavo Nurmi Games

By June 11, 2019

2018 Continental Cup champion Fedrick Dacres won discus gold on Tuesday at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland where two other Caribbean throwers produced podium-worthy performances.

Fresh off his winning throw of 68.10m at the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, Dacres unfurled a winning throw of 66.74m to enjoy a comfortable win over 2016 Olympic champion Christoph Harting (66.01m).

Polish star Piotr Malachowski was third with a 65.99m effort.

Dacres’ compatriot Traves Smikle, who was fourth in his previous outing, was fifth on this occasion with what, for him, was a disappointing 64.31m.

Meanwhile, in the women’s shot put, reigning Commonwealth Games champion Danniel Thomas-Dodd had four throws over 18 metres but put one out to 19.03m for second place behind the USA’s Chase Ealey.

Ealey uncorked a 19.38m throw to take the gold medal.

2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott continued his upward trajectory this season with an 86.09m effort which was good enough to claim third place in the men’s javelin event that was won by Estonia’s Magnus Kirt.

Kirt took the event with a good throw of 88.32m. Germany’s Thomas Rohler finished in second place with 86.32m.

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