Olympic Games champion Keshorn Walcott set a new Trinidad & Tobago national javelin record at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea Diamond League Meet in Rome, Italy on Thursday (4 June) (Video Below).

Walcott hurled the iron spear out to 86.20m to improve his previous national mark of 85.77 achieved at the Weltklasse Meet in Zurich, Switzerland on 28 August last year.

The new national figures were good enough to earn Walcott third, his best placing for the year. 

In a release, the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad & Tobago (NAAA), sent congratulatory message to Walcott.

"This is the third time in ten months that he has broken the National Record," the release said.

 In Rome, the Toco javelin star was beaten by reigning World Champion Vitezslav  Vesely  of Czech Republic and Commonwealth champion Julius Yego of Kenya.  Vesely threw a world leading mark of 88.14 to take the top spot while broke his Kenya record with a 87.71m effort. 

Also, "The NAAA's will also like to congratulate Jehue Gordon on his season's best (49.22) in the 400m Hurdles also in Rome. It was good seeing Jehue back on the track after he crashed out in the same event just five days ago in Eugene Oregon."


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