Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd will enter the final of the women’s shot put with the best throw from the qualifying round at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Thomas-Dodd threw 19.32 metres with her third and final attempt after doing 17.60 and 18.06 with her first two throws, as she separated herself from the rivals in Group A of the qualifiers.
The final throw enabled her to pass Michelle Carter of the United States of America, who had a season best of 18.85 metres with her only attempt as Great Britain’s Sophie McKinna finished the group in third position with 18.61, achieved on her final throw.
The other automatic qualifier from the group was Aliona Dubitskaya of Belarus, who threw 18.51 with her only attempt. Meanwhile, in Group B, Maggie Ewen of the United States was the top thrower, doing 19.21 metres with her only attempt, which the top four qualifiers all did.
China’s Lijiao Gong did 19.96 to end the group in second, Dimitriana Surdu of Moldova threw a season best of 18.71 for third and Christina Schwanitz of Germany 18.52 for fourth all with a single threw. Hungary’s Anita Morton was the other qualifier for the final from the group.