Dacres, Richards to star at King of the Ring

February 11, 2017
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Olympian Fedrick Dacres will continue his fine early-season throwing tomorrow at the King of the Ring competition at Excelsior High School. Dacres has already set a national record this season, throwing 68.67 metres at Excelsior on January 21.

The 2015 Pan-Am discus champion will have his teammate, 2012 Olympian Traves Smikle, as his main rival tomorrow.

The throws-only competition starts at 8.30 a.m. with Dacres, and the other entrants in the men's discus swinging into action at 1.45 p.m.

The left-handed Smikle placed second to Dacres at the last meet staged at Excelsior, where he produced a fine throw of 64.64 metres.

Jamaica's other world-class thrower, O'Dayne Richards, is the big name in the men's shot put which starts at 3 p.m.

Richards, an Olympic finalist, is building fitness after a return for knee surgery last year. The MVP putter's impressive resume includes gold medals at the Pan-Am and Commonwealth Games, the national record at 21.69 metres and bronze at the World Championships.

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