Thea Lafond qualifies for World Junior Athletics Championships

Thea Lafond

Dominica’s triple jumper, Thea Lafond, on Sunday placed 2nd in her category at the 2012 Cenral American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championships held in El Salvador.

Miss Lafond attained a leap of 12.94 meters in the U-20 Girls Triple Jump.

This performance has qualified her for the World Juniors in Spain. The CAC Juniors was the last opportunity for her to do so.

Miss Lafond now joins Luan Gabriel, the only other Dominican athlete to have qualified for the World Juniors in Spain from July 10th – 15th, 2012.

See results of CAC Junior Championships.




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  1. me
    July 2, 2012

    NICE………….Not all young Dominican women go chasing men….if those two continue, the sky is the limit…keep it up ladies

  2. Nathaniel Peltier
    July 2, 2012


  3. Lovely
    July 2, 2012

    Congrats to you cousin Thea you make us really proud. Love you babes.

  4. Anonymous
    July 2, 2012

    Great Job!

    Would she be going as a Dominican representative or a US trained athlete?

    • weezib
      July 2, 2012

      she has always represented Dominica… she represented Dominica at the CAC games in order to qualify, so why should she change now?

      • Homeboy
        July 2, 2012

        Tell them they cannot just appreciate a freaking Dominican doing bigger and better things.

      • Anonymous
        July 2, 2012

        I did not know …hence the question!!!

        Thanks anyways

    • Righteous
      July 2, 2012

      @ Anonymous. She will be representing Dominica, so what if she is being trained in the US…Our Prime Minister and many other professionals were trained in other countries…

      so really what is your point

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  6. July 1, 2012


    Congratulation Empress on the soil; Represent.

  7. Homeboy
    July 1, 2012

    Great job. Hard work pays dividends.

  8. Looking in
    July 1, 2012

    I hope she has the proper travel documents.

    Good luck Miss Lafond. Go out there and do your best.

    • Da Woman
      July 2, 2012

      You can bet she does. She is representing Dominica but lives and trains in Maryland.

      • Looking in
        July 2, 2012

        Good to know. Does she have dual citizenship as well?
        Just asking

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