Teens on top
Two talented?teenagers are now the toast of thousands of Caribbean track and field fans.
Grenadian quarter-miler Kirani James and Trinidadian thrower Keshorn Walcott, both 19 years old, stood tall among the established icons like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps at the London 2012 Olympics with historic gold medal performances at their maiden Games.
James won the 400 metres in a lifetime best 43.94 seconds, capturing Grenada’s first ever medal, while Walcott, in the biggest upset of the Games, hurled the javelin 84.58 metres to capture Trinidad & Tobago’s first Olympic gold medal since Haseley Crawford won the 100 metres 36 years ago in 1976.
After 16 days of adrenalin and delight, of contests fought and won, the Games ended in grand style on Sunday night with a colourful closing ceremony. (EZS)