Daina Levy has became the first Jamaican hammer thrower to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Levy, who had only two legal throws at Lawrence Last Chance meet for Throws and Horizontal Jumps athletes, won with a throw of 71.48m on Saturday (25 June).

The mark is also a new National record, beating her previous best of 69.01m done in May 2015.

Janeah Stewart, 56.16m and Dasha Tsema, 55.89m were second and third respectively.

The Kansas State University student joins discus athletes Kellion Knibb, Tarasue Barnett and Shadae Lawrence as Jamaican throwers to qualify for the Olympic Games.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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