Jereem Richards, the 2017 200-metre bronze medallist said he plans to use the disappointments of his 2019 season to spur him onto success next season.

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Jereem Richards, has put his country on the podium yet again with a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Friday.

Running in the 200 metres, Richards had to work hard for 20.38 seconds, which was only good enougn for second behind the powerful finish of Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez, who hit the tape in 20.27.

The Dominican Republic’s Yancarlos Martinez was next, finishing in 20.44.

The three were better than Panama’s Reno Edward, who clocked 20.55 for fourth and Cuba’s Reynier Mena, who was fifth in 20.62.

The other Caribbean entrants, Roberto Skyers of Cuba, and Andre Ewers of Jamaica, were seventh and eighth respectively.

Skyers ended in 20.67, while Ewers could only manage 20.91.

Elaine Thompson, the 2016 double Olympic champion said she is encouraged by the shape she is now, following her world-leading run against a strong 100m field at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday.

Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres threw a massive season best in the men’s discus but had to settle for second place to the imperious Daniel Stahl at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule races South Africa’s Caster Semenya in what could be the biggest race on the opening day of the Diamond League meeting in Doha Qatar on Friday.

Jamaican 400-metre hurdler, Janieve Russell is set to face the starter in her pet event for the first time this season in her pet event at the Doha Diamond League, the first stage of the 2019 IAAF Diamond League, on May 3. 

Two new events have been added to the 2019 IAAF World Relays that are being held in Yokohama, Japan on May 11 and 12.

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