World champs silver medalist, Fedrick Dacres, not satisfied but grateful after season-best throw in Arizona

By May 21, 2021

Fedrick Dacres, the 2019 World Championship discus silver medalist said he is not satisfied but thankful following his season-best throw that earned him victory at the 2021 Tucson Elite Classic in Arizona on Thursday.

Dacres is in a race against time to be fit for the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, following surgery on his right wrist in November last year after he injured it in a fall. The national record holder at 70.78m, the defending Commonwealth Games champion, threw 65.93m for the win.

Overall,  four of his six throws were well over 65m with the fifth just under. He had one foul. His other marks of 65.78, 64.34m, 65.82, 65.61, indicate that he is steadily getting back to his best but Dacres believes he could have done better.

“I am not too satisfied. I felt I had a lot more but was a bit too conservative and had some technical issues,” he said, “never really got it out but it’s a good start. I am just hoping to make it better in time to come.”

However, there were some things that he found encouraging.

“I’m feeling good with my progression after all I have been through. I guess two months of solid training coming from really low to a 65 series, I’m thankful but not satisfied,” he said.

Meanwhile, Brian Williams of the USA was second having thrown the disc out to 65.34m.

Kord Ferguson, also of the USA, was third with a mark of 64.34.

Dacres, who has already qualified for the Olympics, returns to the island sometime next week.

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • 'Reggae Boyz will demand respect from Mexico' - Jamaica coach Hall confident heading into crucial qualifier 'Reggae Boyz will demand respect from Mexico' - Jamaica coach Hall confident heading into crucial qualifier

    Jamaica Reggae Boy interim head coach, Paul Hall, was in a bullish mood ahead of Thursday’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Mexico at the National Stadium.

    The match will be the second fixture but the first World Cup qualifier for Hall, who stepped in to replaced Theodore Whitmore in December of last year.  With the team adrift in sixth place and 7 points behind the qualifying positions, it seems safe to say only a win will do for the Reggae Boyz against a typically dangerous opponent.

    Hall is aware of the challenge at hand but feels confident the team can find a way to pull off the crucial result.

    "We got to make sure we stay focussed and motivated with the task at hand and if we can do that and get into the game and find our rhythm and be expressive with our play then we will be ok," Hall said.

    “They won’t want to lose they are probably going to have the same attitude as ourselves, so I feel it will be a tight affair,” he added.

    “We will respect the Mexicans and what they bring and I would ask my team to make sure that Mexico respects what we bring, with our energy, with our rhythm, and with our desire,” he added.

    The Mexicans, who will be without key players Hirving Lozano and Raul Jiminez, are currently third in the standings, on 14, the same number of points as Panama.  In the reverse fixture, the Mexicans scored late to win 2-1.  The Jamaicans will play Panama three days later before hosting Costa Rica.  All teams are directly above them in the table.  

     

  • Bailey expected to return to full Villa training in two weeks Bailey expected to return to full Villa training in two weeks

    Aston Villa forward Leon Bailey is closing in on a return to the first team, having spent over a month on the sidelines due to injury.

    The Jamaica international was forced to leave the field before halftime after pulling up against Manchester City early in December.

    The injury was similar to one the player had suffered against Everton in September when he was also sidelined for several weeks.  Having missed out on the Jamaica Reggae Boyz three matches for the upcoming international window, Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard believes the period will provide the player with plenty of time to slowly ease himself back into action.

    “Leon is not too far away and we are hoping to have him back in the next two weeks.

    “The (winter) break will benefit Leon as he won’t miss many more games,” Gerrard said.

    “Hopefully in two weeks’ time he is ready to train with the group,” he added.

    The 24-year-old who moved from Bayer Leverkusen for an estimated £25million last summer has had a stop-start beginning to life at Villa Park but has shown plenty of promise whenever he has managed to get time on the pitch.  He has scored once in 9 appearances.

  • Olympic sprinter TyQuendo Tracey inks deal with Lifespan Spring Water Olympic sprinter TyQuendo Tracey inks deal with Lifespan Spring Water

    Jamaican Olympic sprinter TyQuendo Tracey has signed a deal to be a brand ambassador for Lifespan Spring Water, a statement from his publicist said.

© 2022 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.