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Jason Morgan (born 6 October 1982) is a Jamaican discus thrower. On 6 June 2015 Morgan achieved the Jamaican record in the discus throw (68.19meters).[1]

Jason Morgan
Jason Morgan 2015.jpg
Jason Morgan in 2015
Personal information
Nickname(s)Dadz
NationalityJamaican
Born (1982-10-06) 6 October 1982 (age 36)
Kingston, Jamaica
ResidenceRuston, Louisiana
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight139 kg (306 lb)
Sport
Country Jamaica
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Discus throw
College teamLouisiana Tech
Coached bySelf
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Discus throw: 68.19m

He won the silver medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.[2] He also competed at the 2007 World Championships 2011 World Championships and 2012 Summer Olympics without reaching the final.

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AchievementsEdit

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Jamaica
2000 CAC Junior Championships (U20) San Juan, Puerto Rico 10th Shot put 11.81 m
2001 CARIFTA Games (U20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd Shot put 14.63 m
Pan American Junior Championships Santa Fe, Argentina 11th Shot put 13.36 m
8th Discus 43.84 m
2002 Central American and Caribbean Games San Salvador, El Salvador 4th Shot put 16.06 m
5th Discus 48.26 m
2004 NACAC U-23 Championships Sherbrooke, Canada 6th Shot put 15.23 m
5th Discus 50.17 m
2006 Central American and Caribbean Games Cartagena, Colombia 8th Shot put 16.47 m
2nd Discus throw 56.56 m
2007 Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th Discus throw 50.09 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 28th (q) Discus throw 55.32 m
2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships Havana, Cuba 3rd Discus throw 57.47 m
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st Discus throw 59.43 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st Discus throw 60.20 m
World Championships Daegu, Korea 18th (q) Discus throw 61.75 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 7th Discus throw 58.91 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 39th (q) Discus throw 57.46 m
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd Discus throw 62.34 m
IAAF Continental Cup Marrakesh, Morocco 3rd Discus throw 62.70 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 22nd (q) Discus throw 60.85 m

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ REID, Paul A (12 May 2012). "Jason Morgan breaks discus national record". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ "2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, men's discus throw final" (in Spanish). 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games organising committee. 27 July 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2009.

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