In the following you will find a message by the Jamaican discus thrower Jason Morgan. Thanks a lot for sending it to us.
I am Jason Morgan, I am also known as Dadz, it means the leader, someone with great responsibility. My infamous nickname Dadz, it has now been recognized worldwide. I am Jamaica former record holder for the discus. I have set and broke the record 4 times in the last 6 years. I have represent Jamaica on the lowest and highest levels of track and field for over 12 years. I have been on some of Jamaica team where I am the only thrower. My name is becoming a household name in Jamaica and in the sports world of throwing the discus. I have work really hard for it. I am the first and only Jamaica so far who have qualify and compete in 2 world championship. So I am Jamaica track and field history. I compete at my first Olympic Games last year in London. I am a big unique discus thrower with the combination of speed and power. My speed comes from being a sprinter in high school. I combined both to produce far distances.
I am not motivated solely by my strong faith in God but also the memory of my late mother. She is The main reason I stayed on the journey and has never given up. I want to continue to insipre and break down barriers for Jamaican and Caribbean discus throwers. I share Psalms 23 as one of his most cherished scriptures. Not only I am an a athlete who is full of positive vibes and attitude about life and throwing. But my faith guides me.
I coach myself for years while I work a full time 9-5 job. As a thrower there is a beauty and challenge in learning and trying to master a technique where you have to use patience, grace, strength, and technique to execute far throws. I see myself as someone with powerful and positive thoughts. People always tell me that, I have a strong mindset and recognizes me as a natural born leader. I see myself as a special human being, I see myself as someone who is powerful beyond measure. I am always thankful and humble about every blessing that God grants me and I am always looking to motivate and inspire other individuals in a positive way.
Last year I broke my national discus record 2 times. With 65.65m and 67.15m, I did this with little support and coaching myself while I work a full time job and taking care of family. Trying to provide and compete the best way I can, because I love throwing. And I even pay for my meets and travel out my pocket. Yes I receive little financial support here and there and I will forever be thankful to those individuals and organizations who supports me. They are a truly a big part of my dreams coming through. This year is extra special, I still train at La tech university and I now have a coach Rob Gire and also coach Andy from university of Kansas who assist me. They are a big part of how well I am throwing so far this season. The best combination to how far I will throw this year. I open my 2013 season with 65.95m so I am looking forward to great things later this year in my season. I feel like a brand new thrower who is ready to launch some big throws.
A MESSAGE TO MY FANS
It is the grace of God that has kept me going. He’s allowed me to be here where I am today. Thank you to all the people who have contributed positively in some way, shape or form to my life and may God bless you all. My words of encouragement to other upcoming throwers who look up to me is “Believe in yourself and trust God. He is always in control of the situations in our life. We may face some difficulties, have some setbacks and go through some struggles, but stay positive and keep strong. Always believe that the Most High is with you and holding your hand.” my last reminder to you is “Make sure you focus on you. Don’t let what people say negatively distract you. If they say it behind your back, it simply means that you are ahead of them. Timeless. I PRAY AND WORK HARD DAILY AND BELIEVED IN ME WHEN NOBODY ELSE DID. WHEN I STARTED TO BELIEVE THAT’S WHEN I STARTED TO ACHIEVE GREAT THINGS and THAT’S WHEN THEY STARTED TO BELIEVE IN ME TOO.”
My next meet is the Diamond League Pre-Fontaine Classic on June 1st.