O'Dayne Richards

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O'Dayne Richards
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Richards at the 2015 Hanžeković Memorial
Personal information
Full nameO'Dayne Valentin Richards
Born (1988-12-14) December 14, 1988 (age 32)
St. Andrew, Jamaica
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight118 kg (260 lb)
Country Jamaica
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Outdoor 21.96 m (72 ft 12 in)

O'Dayne Valentin Richards (born 14 December 1988 in St. Andrew[2]) is a Jamaican athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw. He studied at the University of Technology, Jamaica.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
2010 NACAC U23 Championships Miramar, United States 3rd Shot put 18.03 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 2nd Shot put 18.74 m
4th Discus throw 54.10 m
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 1st Shot put 19.16 m
Universiade Shenzhen, China 1st Shot put 19.93 m
21st (q) Discus throw 47.46 m
2013 Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico 1st Shot put 20.97 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 20th (q) Shot put 19.08 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 14th (q) Shot put 19.77 m
Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st Shot put 21.61 m
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1st Shot put 21.69 m
World Championships Beijing, China 3rd Shot put 21.69 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th Shot put 20.64 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 19th (q) Shot put 19.95 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 11th Shot put 19.93 m
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 4th Shot put 20.80 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 1st Shot put 21.02 m
NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd Shot put 20.89 m
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru 5th Shot put 20.07 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 22nd (q) Shot put 20.07 m

Personal bests[edit]


  • Shot Put – 21.96 (Rabat 2017)
  • Discus Throw – 58.31 (Kingston 2012)


  • Shot Put – 19.93 (Birmingham 2018)


  1. ^ "2018 CAC Games bio". Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  2. ^ 2014 CWG profile

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