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Fedrick Dacres (born 28 February 1994) is a Jamaican discus thrower.

Fedrick Dacres
Personal information
NationalityJamaican
Born (1994-02-28) 28 February 1994 (age 25)
Kingston, Jamaica
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb)
Sport
CountryJamaica
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Shot put
Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)SP (7.26 kg): 20.46 m (Kingston 2017)
DT (2 kg): 70.78 m (Rabat 2019) NR

He began his throwing career as a student at Calabar High School in Jamaica along with other accomplished throwers such as Chad Wright and Traves Smikle, under the guidance of former Calabar athlete coach Julian Robinson.

He won a gold medal at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, becoming the first Jamaican discus thrower ever to do so.[1] He went on to win a gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, also becoming the first Jamaican discus thrower ever to do so.[2]

Dacres participated in the boys' discus throw at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Jones, Ryon (13 July 2012). "Dacres strikes again". The Gleaner. Jamaica. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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