Thea Lafond becomes Dominica’s first world champion in athletics

Thea Lafond proudly carries the Dominica flag at a previous meet

Thea Lafond created history on Sunday when she became the first Dominican to win a gold medal at a global athletics competition.

She needed just two attempts to win gold in the women’s triple jump at the World Indoor Athletics Championships now taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.

LaFond managed a best of 15.01 metres in her second effort and she was the sole competitor to go over the 15-meter mark. It was the best jump in the world this year.

Cuba’s Leyanis Perez Hernandez won silver with a leap of 14.90 meters while Ana Peleteiro-Compaore of Spain won bronze with a mark of 14.75.

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  1. Lin clown
    March 4, 2024

    CONGRATULATION Thea.I know what it is to rais your country flag.I wish I could kiss Third Eye.Thea is a PATRIOTIC Dominican who know how to do nothing.From the 4th of March for 1 week every year Dominica should celebrate do nothing week when Lennox Linton becomes prime minister in 2045 when he is 91.When Edison James is 101,and the rattlesnake pastor is 96.

  2. Alroy Joseph
    March 4, 2024

    beautiful flag well done ✅

  3. sebastian gerwig
    March 4, 2024

    what a fantastic achievement!!

  4. Third Eye
    March 4, 2024

    Congratulations! That’s a proud Dominican who knows how to do nothing.

  5. Gerard Benjamin
    March 3, 2024

    WOW! The entire nation should take a bow at the extraordinary persistence and tenacity displayed by this history making “wonder woman” who had her share of previous performance mishaps and disappointing finishes at Olympic and other signature athletic events. what a remarkable victory! what an epic achievement! 💥

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    • Lyn
      March 4, 2024

      well said, she made us all very proud and on the head lines in a positive way.

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  6. Kwame Nkrumah
    March 3, 2024

    Outstanding !! Congratulations my dear, after all the hard work enjoy the fruit of your labour. You sure have made us all proud. Ah feel BIG bout yah!!

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  7. Ibo France
    March 3, 2024

    Massive congratulation to Thea for winning GOLD at this high profile global sporting event. This proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Dominicans have the potential to achieve the greatest things once given the opportunity.

    Big Up, Thea! The Olympic gold this summer is in your reach. Best of luck!

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  8. Roger Burnett
    March 3, 2024

    Thea Lafond’s achievement beams a positive worldwide spotlight on Dominica.

    One talented and determined person can do more for the island’s image than all the promotional committee’s put together.

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  9. Zandoli
    March 3, 2024

    Great to see our flag flying high on the world stage.
    Congratulations Thea

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