O'Dayne Richards

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O'Dayne Richards
Personal information
Nationality Jamaican
Born (1988-12-14) December 14, 1988 (age 28)
St. Andrew, Jamaica
Country  Jamaica
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Outdoor 21.69 m (71 ft 134 in)

O'Dayne Richards (born 14 December 1988 in St. Andrew[1]) is a Jamaican athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw. He is currently studying at 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

Personal bests[edit]

  • Shot Put – 21.69 (Toronto 2015)
  • Discus Throw – 58.31 (Kingston 2012)


O'Dayne Richards profile at IAAF