Keshorn Walcott


Keshorn Walcott produced his best throw in two years to capture bronze at the Paavo Nurmi Games IAAF World Challenge meet in Turku, Finland, yesterday. The 2012 Olympic men’s javelin champion landed the spear 86.09 metres.

Estonia’s Magnus Kirt was golden with an 88.32m throw, while silver went to reigning Olympic champ Thomas Rohler, the German throwing 86.33m to edge Walcott into third. Kirt is second on the 2019 world performance list at 89.33m. Rohler is sixth at 86.39, with Walcott in eighth spot with yesterday’s 86.09m effort. Germany’s Andreas Hoffman is at the top of the global list with a huge 89.65m throw.

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Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies ‘A’ suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Keshorn Walcott took just one throw in the men’s javelin event at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet, in England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete landed the spear 72.94 metres for cellar position in the nine-man field. Following his first round effort, Walcott retired from the competition.

EVERSON LATCHMAN scored four straight goals as Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 boys water polo team rallied for a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Peru, yesterday, for it opening victory of the UANA (Swimming Union of the Americas) Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships, taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, in Couva.

Trinidadian striker Marcus “Lobo” Joseph continued his scoring streak in India’s Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated TRAU FC 4-1, in the final Group ‘D’ yesterday.

VENEZUELAN Johnny Noreiga-Brito scored the lone goal, and his fifth of the season, when leading Morvant Caledonia AIA to a 1-0 victory over Police FC on Saturday and to the top of Division One of the Ascension Invitational football league with a perfect record from five matches played.