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Abigail Martin and Cedricka Williams break class one discus record at Champs 2023

Champs 2023 kicked off with a bang on Day One with record-breaking performances by Abigail Martin and Cedricka Williams in the Class One discus.

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 28) – The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships – Champs 2023 – kicked off at the National Stadium on Tuesday, March 28, with record-breaking performances by Cedricka Williams of Holmwood Technical High School and Abigail Martin of St Jago in the Class I discus event for girls.

Williams set a strong tone by breaking the previous event record with a mark of 53.22 meters on her first attempt of the day. However, Martin improved on the record in the second flight of the qualifying round with a throw of 55.17 meters, also with her first attempt. Read more: How to watch Jamaica Boys’ and Girls’ Championships – CHAMPS 2023?

Williams, who owns a personal best of 56.21m, has thrown impressive marks this season and is expected to challenge the record again on Wednesday. Martin, who previously set a personal best of 53.59m, has shown that she is one to watch.

A win for Williams at the event would mark a significant improvement from her seventh-place finish last year, while Martin’s impressive performance has positioned her as a favorite to win the discus event at this year’s championships.

The ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships – CHAMPS – is a highly competitive event that showcases Jamaica’s best high school athletes. It has also served as a launchpad for some of Jamaica’s most decorated track and field stars, including Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shericka Jackson, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

As the event continues over the next five days, spectators can eagerly anticipate more thrilling performances by young talents.

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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