Pan American Games --- Dacres wins historic silver medal in men’s discus
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 30: Fedrick Dacres of Jamaica competes in the Men's Discus final during day four of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 30, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for IAAF)

Several senior athletes enjoyed successful season openers on the weekend across the Caribbean and United States.

In Manchester, Jamaica, World Championship silver medallist Fedrick Dacres opened with 63.04m in the men’s discus.

Jamaica’s two other representatives in Doha 2019 were Traves Smikle, who finished second with 61.01 and Chad Wright, third with 60.76m.

Over in Nassau, Bahamas, Jamal Wilson cleared 2.30m at T-Bird Flyers Classic outdoor meet to start his season on a high.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Cleopatra Borel threw 17.47m in the women’s shot put.

On the US indoor circuit, Jamaican Lloydricia Cameron, who battled two years fighting injuries, opened at the Clemson Orange and Purple Elite with 16.78m in the women’s shot put.

Veronica Fraley of Clemson was second best with 15.64m.

Shian Hyde of UCF ran 23.37, at the same meet, to finish second behind Quanera Hayes of Life Speed, 23.16.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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