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

Both new national discus champion Traves Smikle and national record holder and world leader, Federick Dacres, are disappointed with their showing at the national trials in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday. 

Traves Smikle beat his training partner and world number-one Federick Dacres to Jamaica’s National Discus title on Saturday night inside the National Stadium in Kingston. 

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.

Julian Robinson, Jamaica’s premier throws coach has been named North America, Central America and the Caribbean (NACAC) Track and Field Association Coach of the Year. Robinson is the Coach the Fedrick Dacres, NACAC Senior Men’s Athlete of the Year.

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.

Jamaica’s Traves Smith won Jamaica’s ninth medal at the CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, on Sunday when he finished third in the men’s discus.

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