Champs 2023 Class One Girls record breaking discus throw results
Champs 2023 Class One Girls record breaking discus throw results

KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 28) – The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships, popularly known as CHAMPS 2023, kicked off at the National Stadium with two record-breaking performances in the Class One discus for girls. Holmwood Technical High School’s Cedricka Williams and St Jago’s Abigail Martin impressed with their throws in the preliminary round, breaking the previous event record.

Williams set a new record with her first attempt of the day, throwing 53.22 meters, surpassing the previous Champs record of 53.02m set by Fiona Edwards of Edwin Allen in 2017. However, Martin soon improved on her record in the second flight of the qualifying round, throwing an impressive 55.17 meters on her first attempt. Read Also: Day 1 Order of Events and how to watch Champs 2023

Champs 2023 Class One Girls record breaking discus throw results
Champs 2023 Class One Girls record-breaking discus throw results

While Williams owns a personal best of 56.21m, which she set in 2022, Martin has shown that she is one to watch, improving her previous personal best of 53.59m, set earlier this month. Williams has already thrown impressive marks this season with 53.12m, 53.40m, 54.01m, and 55.25m, making her a strong contender to challenge the record again in her final year on Wednesday.

A victory for Williams at CHAMPS 2023 would mark a significant improvement from her seventh-place finish last year when she only threw 45.59m. The young talent has emerged as a favorite to win the discus event at this year’s championships. Meanwhile, Martin was fourth last year with a throw of 46.43m and is also expected to put up a good fight.

CHAMPS is a highly competitive event that showcases the best high school athletes in Jamaica. Over the five-day event, spectators eagerly anticipate more thrilling performances by young talents. The event has served as a launchpad for several of Jamaica’s most decorated track and field athletes, including the likes of Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shericka Jackson, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, to name a few.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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