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Dacres battles headache, rivals to book DL finale spot

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Andre Lowe, Sports Editor

LONDON, England:
He had to struggle through a headache but Fedrick Dacres confirmed his spot in the Diamond Race discus finale after a second place finish at the Muller Anniversary Games on Sunday. 

Dacres, landed the implement 66.66m to finish behind world leader Daniel Stahl, 66.73m with Philip Milanov, 66.65m taking third. 

"I never felt ready today, my body wasn’t what it normally was and my head was hurting so I had to fight through that so I am thankful that I actually came out and managed to get a 66m throw, so it shows that I am in good form," Dacres told The Gleaner after the event.

"The last throw I thought I would get a good pull but it fell out of my hand but that's how things go, I will work on getting better," he added. 

Dacres will return to the island on Monday to continue his preparations for the World Championships.