Daina Levy makes Olympic hammer throw qualifying mark

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – United States-based Daina Levy has improved her own national record and achieved the Olympic qualifying mark of 71.00m in the hammer throw, after she won the event with a 71.48m on Saturday.
The Canadian-born who won a silver medal for Jamaica at the 2011 Pan-American Juniors in Florida, had just two legal throws in the Lawrence Last Chance meet in Kansas yesterday.
Her other legal mark of 70.12m also broke her previous national record of 69.01m set in May last year.
She joins four other female throwers who have achieved the Olympic qualifying distance, Kellion Knibb, Tara Sue Barnett and Shadae Lawrence in the discus throw and Danniel Thomas in the shot put.
Paul Reid

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