The Islander’s first national title followed on the heels of her second place in the British National Championships and a consistent rise in her performances this year.
After her training partner Kirsty Law threw 56.72m, Duqemin knew only a new best would secure the title.
She produced, with a 56.81m throw.
‘She put the pressure on and I was really happy to respond,’ said Duquemin.
She had earlier struggled for consistency but, after a 54m in the first round, she was confident that, if she caught a throw right, it would be a new PB.
The 26-year-old knew she was in shape going into the competition after a good few weeks of training following the British Championships, including equalling her previous best two weeks ago in difficult conditions.
‘I’m happy with how I performed and managing to get a throw out, but there is more in the tank and I am just excited for the next few weeks,’ she added.
‘I’m nowhere near my peak. It’s been a build up over the last two years, and I’ve definitely got physically stronger.
‘I’ve also got some more confidence. Confidence is such a big thing when competing, I just back myself more now.’
Full story in Tuesday's JEP.