Dacres throws 68.36 to win Stockholm Diamond League

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Fedrick Dacres threw 68.36m in the men's discus to upset home favourite Daniel Stahl (68.13) in the Stockholm Diamond League meet on Sunday.

Dacres, whose personal best is 68.88m, finished atop a strong field with four men throwing over 67 metres. The last time that happened was at the 2012 Olympic final, according to the official IAAF Twitter account.

The national record holder and former World Youth and World Junior champion improved on his 67.10m at the Oslo Diamond League in Oslo, Norway last Thursday.

Stahl was second, followed by Andrius Gudzius (67.29) of Lithuania.

The 2012 Olympic champion, Robert Harting of Germany, finished fifth, with a season's best throw of 66.20m.




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