It’s gold for Keshorn Walcott of TTKeshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago wins Olympic gold medal in men's javelin.
Sat, August 11, 2012 - 3:39 PM
LONDON - Keshorn Walcott won the javelin gold medal at the London Olympics today to give Trinidad and Tobago their first Olympic title in a field event.
Walcott, the world junior champion, threw a national record 84.58 metres with his second attempt and nobody improved on the mark for the remainder of the final.
It was Trinidad and Tobago’s first gold medal of the 2012 Games.
Oleksandr Pyantnytsya of Ukraine was second with a throw of 84.51 and Antti Ruuskanen of Finland took third.
Two-time defending champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway finished sixth. (AP)
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