Monday 20 May, 2019

LONDON 2017: Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd misses medal in shot put

Danniel Thomas-Dodd. (PHOTO: IAAF).

Danniel Thomas-Dodd. (PHOTO: IAAF).

Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd was denied the bronze medal in the final round of the women's shot put at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Wednesday.

Thomas-Dodd moved into medal reckoning with 18.91 metres in the fifth round, shunting Anita Marton of Hungary down a place.

But just as she did at the Olympics last year, Marton uncorked a medal-winning effort in the sixth round with 19.49 metres – the equal third best mark of her career – to supplant the Jamaican from the podium, overtake the Olympic champion  Michelle Carter of the United States into silver as well as cement her status as a big-time performer.

Gong Lijiao of China won the gold medal.

Gong took the lead on her penultimate throw and won with a toss of 19.94 metres, beating Marton (19.49) and Carter (19.14).

Thomas-Dodd finished fourth with 18.91 metres.

There was another fourth place finish for a Jamaican in a medal round on the day.

Kemar Mowatt clocked 48.99 seconds to finish behind the medallists  in the men's 400-metre hurdles.

Karsten Warholm of Norway won the world title, holding off Yasmani Copello of Turkey and Kerron Clement of the United States.

The 21-year-old Warholm earned his first major title, and then looked up in amazement as the result showed on the giant screen.

The Norwegian won in 48.35 seconds, .14 seconds ahead of Copello. Clement, a two-time former champion, finished in 48.52.



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