KINGSTON, Jamaica. Friday, August 24, 2023: Jamaican Discus Olympian, Fedrick
Dacres has reached yet another milestone in his career after competing in the 2023 World
Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Dacres, who is also an ambassador for the
Bustamante Hospital for Children’s (BHC) 60th Anniversary celebrations and co-captain
of the team, has made Jamaica proud in the final of the men's discus event.
The world silver medallist and Common Wealth Games champion gave praise to the
medical staff of BHC for providing quality care for his fractured hand after he fell from a
weak tree at the age of nine. "Lifting things with my left hand, which is the hand that was
broken, is the stronger hand, and it did not hinder me in any way throughout my career, so
thanks to the team at BHC," Dacres said in a patient testimonial video to commemorate the
60th anniversary of BHC.
Dacres has won numerous medals at the youth and senior levels internationally. He
currently holds a national record of 70.78m.
BHC is dedicated to providing world-class paediatric health care services for children,
especially to athletes like Dacres, who is destined to represent Jamaica at the highest level.
With his commitment and talent, the BHC family is confident he will continue to excel and
make BHC and Jamaica proud in future competitions.
"The staff and management at BHC are incredibly proud of our 60th Anniversary
ambassador, Fedrick Dacres, for his efforts and achievements in the 2023 IAAF World
Championships in Budapest. He exemplifies the hard work and sacrifice that all athletes
expend to realize their dreams", said Dr. Brian James, Chairperson for the BHC 60th
Officially opened in November 1963, the facility operates as the only specialist paediatric
hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean.