A star is ‘Shorn’(AP)
Sun, August 12, 2012 - 12:05 AM
Before yesterday, hardly anyone knew who was Keshorn Walcott. Today, he commands headlines worldwide.
The 19-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago completed a remarkable double by taking a surprise javelin gold at the London Olympics yesterday, less than a month after becoming World Junior champion.
Walcott, crowned global junior champion in Barcelona on July 13, won gold with an 84.58-metre throw, a personal best.
He was the youngest winner of an Olympic javelin title and was the first Trinidad and Tobago representative to win Olympic gold since Hasley Crawford captured the men’s 100 metres in 1976.
Here, Walcott celebrating his success with a Trinidad and Tobago flag.
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