O’Dayne Richards has qualified for the Men’s Shot Put Final after throwing 20.40m – his best attempt at the Rio Olympics.
Richards best effort came after his first (19.38) of three attempts. He failed at his third and final attempt in another effort to make the automatic qualifying mark of 20.65. The Jamaican has advanced to the final as the last of the six the best non-automatic qualifiers, where he will join six automatic qualifiers.
A total of 12 men will compete in the final later this evening at 6:30pm JA time/ 7:30 pm ET.