Dijimon Gumbs sets new National Youth Shot Put Record

Source: BVI Platinum

Dijimon Gumbs established a new National Youth Record with a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches) at the BVIAA's 5th Development meet on March 18, 2017

Dijimon Gumbs established a new National Youth Record with a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches) at the BVIAA’s 5th Development meet on March 18, 2017. Photo: BVIAA

During a remarkable performance, BVI’s own powerhouse in the discipline of Shot Put, Dijimon Gumbs was able to break his standing National Youth Record three times in one meet.

Participating in the Development Meet held over the weekend, Saturday, March 18 at the A. O. Shirley Recreational Grounds, Dijimon now boasts of a throw of 17.20m (56ft 5 1//4 inches), a new National Youth Record.

This distance places him at the top three of his class, under 18 boys.

In a meet held earlier in January 2017, he first established his youth record with a throw of 16.43m.

His performance made him the first athlete from the Territory to qualify for the 2017 Carifta Games in Curacao, April 15-17, as well as the World Under 18 Youth Championships in Kenya, July 2017.

Meanwhile, his brother Diamonte Gumbs secured his Carifta qualifier in the Shot Put as well, with a toss of 15.96m (52feet, 4.3 inches), surpassing the qualifying mark of 15.75m.