Dominica claims first medal at Commonwealth Games
Thea Lafond set history Tuesday night (Monday morning Caribbean time) becoming the first Dominican to secure a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Lafond secured a bronze in the women’s triple jump event with a leap of 13.92 meters.
Lafond started the event off with a bang, jumping 13.82 meters.
She then jumped 13.52 in her second leap, before jumping 13.92 in her third jump.
She leapt 13.62 on attempt number 4 and before fouling on her fifth attempt.
She landed 13.62 meters on her final attempt.
Lafond who attended the university of Maryland is a teacher/coach/athlete by profession in the united states.
She also represented Dominica at the Olympic games in 2016.