Rio Dream 1024x531 1 1024x531 1 1024x531 1Keshorn Walcott won bronze in the men’s javelin finals on the Day Nine and final day of Athletics.  Walcott finished third with a second round throw of 85.38m to win Trinidad and Tobago’s first medal in Rio.

The first to throw in the finals, Walcott opened with 83.45 to lie in fourth at the end of the first round. The defending champion, then improved to 85.38m to move into third. However, the 23 year old did not improve in his subsequent throws (83.38, 80.33, X, X).

Thomas Röhler of Germany took the gold with 90.30m ahead of Kenya’s Julius Yego(88.24).

Speaking after his bronze medal performance, Walcott said he was happy with his second Olympic podium finish.

“Thank God for another Olympic medal.” He added that he was hoping, as he was first competitor in the event, to get in a good throw.

“I wanted to relax on the first throw and start off the competition well, but that did not go well.” Walcott also said he felt he pushed too much in throws.

“I knew I could have thrown further but I kept fighting with the javelin and myself and that was a big mistake for me. I just wanted it too much.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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