The World’s Leading Discus thrower in 2017, Fedrick Banjay Dacres talks to Shaun Pickering after his recent Diamond League victory in Stockholm. In this interview he discusses the emergence of Jamaican Throwers, his entry into the sport, earning World Youth and Junior Championship Discus Titles and his current position as one of the favourites for the upcoming London2017 IAAF World Championships. A knee injury hurt his chances at the Beijing 2015 World Championships, and a freak injury where he cut open the finger on his throwing hand hampered his performance at Beijing 2016, where he was the leading qualifier but could not improve in the final. In 2017 he opened up his competitive season in Jamaica with two world leading throws and National Records of 68.67m and 68.88m but has continued his great run of form in the Diamond League with a 2nd place finish at Oslo and a win in Stockholm with 68.36m.
ThrowsTalk is intended as a site to bring you personal insight on the Throws world from current and past greats of the Throwing Community. This will be in the form of personal video interviews.
The man behind the project!
Shaun Pickering is a former Olympic Athlete, Coach and Commentator with a rich history in the sport and extensive contact list. He has a great love of the sport and a desire to promote the Throws in a positive way.
You can contact Shaun at firstname.lastname@example.org