Thomas-Dodd celebrates gold medal, Pan Am record

By August 09, 2019
Danniel Thomas of Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's shot put final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Danniel Thomas of Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's shot put final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. AP Photo/Fernando Vergara

Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd has continued to do her country proud in the unusual area of the shot put, throwing the implement out to 19.55 metres to break the 36-year-old record of Cuba’s Maria Sarria.

Thomas-Dodd was well better than the field, with the best throw behind her coming from Canada’s Brittany Crew, who’s personal best is now 19.07 metres long.

The United States’ Jessica Ramsey finished third in a season’s best, 19.01 metres.

Another US athlete, Damiella Hill, finished outside of the medals with 18.06 fpr fourth.

From the Caribbean, Cuba’s Yaniuvis Lopez Sago was fifth with 17.99 metres, while the pair of Trinidad and Tobago athletes, Ckeopatra Borel and Portious Warren were eighth and ninth respectively with throws of 17.37 and 16.55 metres.

Borel, a veteran of nearly 20 years, was the Pan American champion in 2015 and as late as last year, won the Central and Caribbean Games.

Paul-Andre Walker

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