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Henry set to make amends for Pan Am Games disappointment

- VI's Shot Put athlete will throw tomorrow Oct 3, 2019 in Doha @ 12:20pm local time
Virgin Islands athlete Eldred Henry currently representing the territory at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, will aim for gold tomorrow, October 3, 2019, at 12:20pm local time when Shop Put action begins at the stadium. Photo: Internet Source
Eldred Henry will compete in Group A amongst a total of 17 throwers against Group B with a total of 18 throwers and to qualify for the finals, Henry will need to throw a distance of 20.90m or better and or be amongst the best 12 performers. Photo: Internet Source
Eldred Henry will compete in Group A amongst a total of 17 throwers against Group B with a total of 18 throwers and to qualify for the finals, Henry will need to throw a distance of 20.90m or better and or be amongst the best 12 performers. Photo: Internet Source
DOHA, Qatar - Virgin Islands' Eldred Henry, currently representing the territory at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, will aim for gold tomorrow, October 3, 2019, at 12:20 pm local time when Shot Put action begins.

Henry will compete in Group A amongst a total of 17 throwers against Group B with a total of 18 throwers. To qualify for the finals, he will need to throw a distance of 20.90m or better and or be amongst the best 12 performers. 

According to stats, having made a current best in Shot Put at 21.47m which he threw at the NCAA Division II Nationals in Texas back in May 2019, there's no doubt that the VI athlete has what it takes to go beyond the group stage. 

Ahead of the challenge, in a short video message released by President of the BVI Athletics Association Mr Steve E. Augustine, Henry detailed some of his experiences and assured he will be putting his best hand forward to represent the territory. 

Tough Year 

Back at the 18th Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on August 7, 2019, Henry made a disappointing sixth placed Shot Put finish, “I’m not pleased at all. I’m very disappointed,” he said after his best effort of 19.82m—his first meet of the season under 20.00m.

Henry, who opened with an a 18.51m effort, hyperextended the ring finger on his throwing hand before the Games and was out of commission for a few weeks of training.

In Peru, he further said, "I know I should be more than able to be in the medal mix, but it didn’t happen today. I just couldn’t get into my rhythm at all. That was the biggest issue.”

2 Responses to “Henry set to make amends for Pan Am Games disappointment”

  • Ghut Man (02/10/2019, 17:59) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You go boy!
    • Supporter (03/10/2019, 13:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      A massive heave of 20.13 just short of the 20.9 to go into the final. Congrats to Eldred on repping us so well, proud BVIslander


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