Dominica misses Gold Medal by just two centimeters

Garcia with Silver Medal. Photo credit: Dominica Olympic Committee media team

Dominica narrowly missed out on a historic gold medal securing a silver in the men’s triple jump at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Yordanys Duranona Garcia won Dominica’s second medal at the 2018 games, missing out on the gold medal by just two centimeters to Troy Doris of Guyana.

Garcia set the bar high with a leap of 16.86 meters in his first jump with a wind of -2.3.

Doris however countered with a season best of 18.68 meters on his second jump with a wind of +0.5.

Garcia then jumped 16.85 meters on his second jump, and 16.77 meters on his third attempt.

He skipped the 4th and 5th round of jumps in an attempt to gain some time to recover from a niggling ankle injury.

However Garcia couldn’t muster the strength on the final jump, and pulled up lame on his 6th and final attempt.

Dominica missed out on a gold by the slimmest of margins.

Garcia spoke with the Dominica Olympic committee media team after the event.

The audio of the full interview is posted below.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Dominican Bwoi
    April 16, 2018

    Funny how people criticise Valerian Spicer & say that she’s not Dominican (when really, she is), but congratulate Yordanys Duranona Garcia for winning, even though he’s Cuban

    • Watching
      April 17, 2018

      We are a unique set of people. In the Olympics this guy could barely speak English.. aye dominique.wonder why he is not representing Cuba

  2. Tj
    April 15, 2018

    Well done senor Garcia.
    We make proud therefore continue to represent us. May bueno senior Garcia, somos una familia aqui. .

  3. Laughter the best medicine
    April 15, 2018

    Dominica-Cuba friendship athlete misses Gold Medal by just two centimeters

  4. trump
    April 15, 2018

    He needs to eat more mountain chicken

  5. Big Bannan
    April 15, 2018

    Great job and we are proud . But I must ask because I grew up in Dominica, when and where did those names come from and how did they become ?? Dominican ? Amazing .

    • Jamal Jones
      April 15, 2018

      I really want to know myself born and raised in Dominica and heard of this names

    • belbef
      April 15, 2018

      just down the road from you…you maybe doh remember dem

    • World's Moistest Jheri Curl
      April 16, 2018

      we celebrating Cubans as Dominican now

      • A. George
        April 16, 2018

        He’s married to a Dominican. What’s da problem?

      • NUWP
        April 16, 2018

        Like all you celebrating con artist Rejork Jeremy St. Clair Henley and partnas etc.

        The only difference is one positively successful making Dominica have good name and the others negatively unsuccessful in giving Dominica a bad name.

        Who’s side are u on? Surely not our beautiful Dominica

        But God keep blessing us

        So u all can continue

        You all doing very well at keeping this government in off for a very very very long time with all you negativity

        Keep it up negative team Dominica as we the positive Dominican team of hard working people continues to move forward.

        Well done Olympians

  6. Kc
    April 15, 2018

    Congratulations . Keep striving.

  7. Ibo France
    April 14, 2018

    Excellent performance bother! Keep on striving to accomplish all your goals. You are a phenomenal athlete and a remarkable person. Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

  8. April 14, 2018

    Sorry, better luck next time. For now, silver is better than Gold. Congratulations! We will take it.

  9. Martin Registe
    April 14, 2018

    congratulations on a job well done Garcia !!!. you’ve made your country proud.

    • Just being honest Gracia is a denison
      April 16, 2018

      say what?
      made our what proud lol

  10. Unknown
    April 14, 2018

    Congrats young man, well done

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