#TokyoGoldRush | Chad Wright through but Dacres, Smikle out of Discus Throw

July 30, 2021
Jamaica’s Traves Smikle competing in the Men’s Discus Throw qualification event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Gladstone Taylor/photography)

World Athletics Championships discus throw silver medallist Fedrick Dacres is Jamaica's first major track and field casualty at the Tokyo Olympics.

Dacres, who has been recovering from a hand surgery done late last year, missed the final of the Men's Discus Throw after throwing a best mark of 62.91m in Group B on Thursday night (Jamaica time).

His countryman, Chad Wright however advanced with a season's best 62.93m.

Traves Smikle, who competed in Group A, was also eliminated, after a best throw of 59.04m.

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