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Olympic dream

Horsford hoping for T&T throwing trio at Tokyo 2020

Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 02.05.2019

Tyriq Horsford has an Olympic dream. The 19-year-old wants to travel to Tokyo, Japan to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the 2020 Olympic Games men's javelin competition, alongside fellow-throwers Keshorn Walcott and Shakeil Waithe.

Up until 2012, T&T's Olympic track and field medal successes came exclusively on the track. Walcott, just 19 at the time, changed the script at the London Games with a surprise victory, and followed up four years later with bronze. Now, a country with no tradition in the event has a realistic shot at fielding a full complement of throwers in the Tokyo 2020 men's javelin.

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Olympic dream - Horsford hoping for T&T throwing trio at Tokyo 2020
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RISING STAR: Trinidad and Tobago's Tyriq Horsford throws during the Carifta Games boys' under-20 javelin competition, at the Truman Bodden Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands, on April 22. Horsford produced a big 71.45 metres effort to win his fifth Carifta crown. –Photo: DENNIS ALLEN for @TTGameplan

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