Trinidad and Tobago sprinters Emmanuel Callender and Xavier Mulugata offered words of inspiration to a group of young track athletes, footballers and triathletes at St Anthony’s College, in Westmoorings, last Friday. The beneficiaries were participants in the MP High Performance Training (MPHPT) Speed Camp.
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.
Keshorn Walcott celebrated an unprecedented Caribbean men’s javelin medal sweep on the penultimate day of the 2019 Pan American Games here in Lima, Peru, on Saturday.
Walcott threw 83.55 metres to pick up silver, the Trinidad and Tobago athlete surrendering his title to Anderson Peters, the Grenadian landing the spear 87.31m to establish a new Games record. And with St Lucia’s Albert Reynolds claiming bronze with a personal best 82.19m, a new chapter of history was written.
Joy turned to sorrow for Tyra Gittens in the 2019 Pan American Games women’s heptathlon here in Lima, Peru. Poised for the podium following the first four disciplines, on Wednesday, disaster struck for the Trinidad and Tobago athlete early on Thursday.