Rajindra Campbell is confident he will make the automatic qualifying mark for the men's shot put at the World Athletics Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary, in August.
Only recently he improved his lifetime best to 21.31m, just a mere 0.09m off the standard,
After placing fifth at last weekend's United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Throws Fest held at Roy P Drachman stadium at the University of Arizona, the former Kingston College athlete, who leads the Jamaicans in the event, said he is starting to understand what it takes to compete at the highest level.
"[I am] very confident I'm doing a better job understanding what it takes to perform at a high level," he told the Jamaica Observer on Sunday.
"This meet was the best competition I've had and I'm happy I was able to show up and show out."
His effort on the weekend surpassed his previous best 20.96m set earlier in May.
"I did a lot of technical work after the Arkansas Twilight meet [in early May]. I understand what I did technically and what adjustment was needed. The mindset of this meet was to execute," Campbell, who is rated joint 12th in the world and could still make it to Budapest due to his world ranking, added.