PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Rio Olympics men’s javelin bronze medallist Keshorn Walcott will be honoured by the Toco/Sangre Grande Regional Corporation (TSGRC) with the keys to the town of Sangre Grande.

Walcott, who won Trinidad and Tobago’s lone medal at the 2016 Olympics, will be given the keys at a ceremony carded for Tuesday, September, 13. He will also have a street in the town named after him.

The 23-year-old from Toco, a fishing village in the TSGRC, won his second Olympic medal after his historic gold in 2012. His victory four years ago was celebrated across the twin island republic when he was driven directly from the Piarco International Airport to his town.

Since his return from Rio on September 3 he was feted by the East Grove North community in Valsayn, where he currently resides. He is expected to visit Toco soon.

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Clayton Clarke is a freelance track and field journalist since 2005. He is a former athlete and an IAAF Level III coach (Sprints & Hurdles). He has been a writer with Track Alerts since its inception in 2009. He worked with several media houses (radio, tv, newspaper, website) in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, St. Kitts Nevis and the Bahamas. The Tobago native has covered the Carifta Games since 2005, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2011 World Athletic Championships and numerous local and regional track and field events.. Though track and field is his passion and main interest, he has served as media liaison with numerous sporting bodies in T&T and in particular in Tobago, namely cycling, chess, football, beach soccer, taekwondo, rugby, swimming, tennis and beach volleyball.


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