Dominica’s Dillon Simon Faces Hurdles At Pan American Games

by: - August 8, 2019
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Dillon Simon

It was a difficult day on the field for Dominica’s Dillon Simon as his three attempts were ruled foul in the Men’s Shotput Final on Wednesday at the 2019 Pan American Games.

Simon, who was also a finalist in 2015, had hoped that at this showing in the Pan American Games he would beat his personal best and the national record he set.

Speaking after the competition, Simon said he had to overcome a few hurdles to make it this far.

He expressed that the season started off well however, the passing of his coach caused his performance to decline.

Simon expressed that making an attempt to resurrect the season took a negative turn due to technical difficulties.

He conveyed that regardless of his inability to win a coveted medal, his focus will be shifted.

“You know, it’s always good to represent Dominica, we don’t have a lot of athletes on the big stage so the fact that I can get a chance to represent Dominica on any big stage is always a proud moment for me. One of my goals for the future is to represent Dominica on a much bigger level and hopefully that will be a thing to happen come this season and the next couple seasons after that.”