javelin

Horsford, Murray get javelin gold

Tyriq Horsford continued his brilliance in the javelin event and predictably won his fourth gold medal in a row at the Flow Carifta Games at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas on Sunday evening.

Horsford’s winning throw measured 68.15 metres to reach the top of the podium in the the boys Under-20 javelin event then to increase T&T’s medal tally to 10, three gold, three silver and four bronze, at the 47th edition of the event. Placing second was Barbados’ Zion Hill with a 63.12m-throw and third was Hughie Sean Rolle of Bahamas with 62.44.

Gold medal and new world javelin record for Akeem Stewart

Trinidad and Tobago's Akeem Stewart has won gold and set a new world record in the F44 category of Javelin at the Paralympics in Rio.

Stewart threw 57.23 metres in his first throw in the final to break the record of 54.77 metres which he held since October 2015.

He broke the record again with his final throw of 57.32 metres which confirmed him as the gold medal winner.

Keshorn Walcott gets bronze in javelin final

Keshorn Walcott claimed bronze in the javelin competition with his best attempt of 85.38 coming in his second throw.

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Walcott threw 83.45 metres in his first throw. His third throw was 83.38.

He threw 80.33 in his fourth throw, and his fifth two was a foul throw.

His 6th throw was

Germany's Thomas Rohler threw 90.30 to claim gold while Kenya's Julius Yego threw 88,.24.

Keshorn Walcott throws massive 88.68 metres to qualify for javelin final

A look back: Walcott's golden throw in London 2012

Keshorn Walcott enters Olympic competition tonight for Trinidad and Tobago in a position different from any other athlete.

It will be the first time in 36 years that an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago is competing as a defending champion.

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The last time this happened was when Hasely Crawford entered the 1980 Olympics as the defending champion in the 100 metres final.

Walcott took gold in the London Olympics in 2012, throwing 84.58 metres, a new national record.