Dacres' throws season-best for second, Thompson beaten in Stockholm

By May 30, 2019

Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres threw a massive season best in the men’s discus but had to settle for second place to the imperious Daniel Stahl at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.

In chilly conditions that affected performances all round, Dacres, whose personal best is 69.67m, produced throws of 68.96m and 68.81m but he was unable to best the 69.57m Stahl unleashed with his second-round throw.

Stahl, who said he has thrown beyond 73m in training, uncorked a throw that went way beyond the 70-metre mark but, alas, got a red flag on the throw.

The impressive Swede had three throws of over 70m at the Diamond League meeting in Doha earlier this month.

Dacres’ compatriot Elaine Thompson was also a second-place finisher at the third Diamond League meeting of the season.

Running in the women’s 200m, Thompson surged late to get by Dafne Schippers and crossed the line in 22.66 but was nowhere close to European champion Dina Asher-Smith who produced a world-leading 22.18, a time made more impressive because of the unfriendly conditions.

 Schippers was third in 22.78.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards was third in the 200m in 20.45. The race was won by Canada’s Aaron Brown in a season’s best 20.6.

 Ramil Guliyev from Turkey was second in 20.40.

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