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'Things didn't go as planned'- Eldred Henry

- comes up short in qualification round in Doha
Throwing 20.13 short of the 20.90 qualifying mark to move on in the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, it is the end of the road for Virgin Islands' Eldred Henry, at this year's competition. Photo: Internet Source
President of the BVI Athletics Association Mr Steve E. Augustine speaking in Henry's 2019 performance said, 'He knows what he wants and he’s focused on getting there. In my discussions with him, he speaks lengthily of the dedication and sacrifice he made to make it to World Championships. Over the last year, he’s moved between three different states in search of bringing out his best,' Photo: Facebook
President of the BVI Athletics Association Mr Steve E. Augustine speaking in Henry's 2019 performance said, 'He knows what he wants and he’s focused on getting there. In my discussions with him, he speaks lengthily of the dedication and sacrifice he made to make it to World Championships. Over the last year, he’s moved between three different states in search of bringing out his best,' Photo: Facebook
DOHA, Qatar - Throwing 20.13, short of the 20.90 qualifying mark to move on in the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, it is the end of the road for Virgin Islands' Eldred Henry, at this year's competition.

"Felt good going into it," but "wasn't the way I wanted to make my first World Championship appearance," Henry said in a video on the sidelines of the Doha stadium after his performance. 

In 2019, Henry has had a great, yet less than stellar year, filled with determination, however, he was looking for a change of luck in his latest quest for gold.   

Speaking on possible reasons for the result, Henry said there were six athletes ahead of him in the warmups, including other factors such as overthinking. He said a break is on the books and is necessary now since he is tired after a long season. 

Henry Remains Focused - Steve E. Augustine 

Earlier in 2019, Henry secured two NCAA records in the Shot Put Event with his most noticeable performance being 21.47m at the DII Outdoor Nationals which secured his current 16th place IAAF World Ranking and continue to be one of the highest world ranked BVI athlete in any throwing event.

"He knows what he wants and he’s focused on getting there. In my discussions with him, he speaks lengthily of the dedication and sacrifice he made to make it to World Championships. Over the last year, he’s moved between three different states in search of bringing out his best," President of the BVI Athletics Association Mr Steve E. Augustine told Virgin Islands News Online (VINO). 

"He’s currently settled in New Mexico and trains professionally with his long-time coach, Tony Dougherty. Through the efforts of the Government of the Virgin Islands, the BVI Olympic Committee, the BVI Athletics Association, friends and family, he’s made considerable strides in advancing his athletic career," Mr Augustine continued. 

He said that Henry continues to be confident in his preparatory training phases, and is confident in his strength and ability to throw further, "He remains confident in knowing that there is a great opportunity that exists today and he’s absolutely prepared to capture it."

5 Responses to “'Things didn't go as planned'- Eldred Henry”

  • awwwhh (04/10/2019, 14:19) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    always got some lame excuse
    • Morris Turnbull (04/10/2019, 15:17) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @awwwhh. What have you done ?.What do you fecund?
    • FEO GOMEZ (04/10/2019, 15:27) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      I hope they aint paying this man I'm tired of losing. We don't have younger hard back youths?
  • next time (04/10/2019, 14:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Athletes need to work harder to get better in a very descipline way because the competition is working much harder to get better... Can't relax or be comfortable...
  • guy hill (04/10/2019, 15:20) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Always continue to do your very best. Ranking 16th in the world is quite an accomplishment.. All the best in the future. Olympics not to far off. Stay focused and determinded you will get there. Be Brave.


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