Fedrick Dacres smashes 36-y-o Pan Am record as Jamaica goes 1-2 in men's discus

By August 06, 2019

Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle finished 1-2 in the Men’s Discus at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

Dacres, the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, set a new championship record of 67.68m while winning his country’s first gold medal of these championships and his second Pan Am title.

He eclipsed the previous championship record of 67.32m set by Cuba’s Luis Delis back in August 1983.

Smikle, meanwhile, uncorked a throw of 65.02m on his fifth throw that propelled him from fourth to second and the silver medal.

The USA’s Reginald Jagers III of the USA claimed the bronze medal with his best throw of 64.48m.

Dacres had four throws beyond 65m during the competition, each of which would have won him the gold medal.

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