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Walcott snares back-to-back silver medals
Keshorn Walcott. - ANTHONY HARRIS

Walcott snares back-to-back silver medals

Go Back : Guardian : Rachael Thompson-King : 01.06.2022

T&T's double Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott copped another silver medal in the men's javelin event, this time at the 61st Golden Spike at the Mestsky Stadium in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Walcott, who nabbed gold at the 2012 Olympics in London and bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, launched the spear 84.47 metres to place second behind Anderson Peters of Grenada with 87.88m and ahead of Germany's Julian Weber with 83.92m.

On Wednesday, the 29-year-old Walcott copped silver in the event at the Internationales Leichtathletik Meeting at the Paul-Greifzu Stadium, Dessau, Germany with a season's best 84.69m. Then, Weber won gold with his 85.02m throw while Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch bagged the bronze medal with an 83.39m effort.

At the Ostrava meet, Vadlejch placed fourth with 82.38 followed respectively in fifth and sixth by compatriots Vitezslav Vesely (78.66) and Martin Konecny (75.21). Filling the remaining spots were Gatis Cakss of Latvia with 74.67 in seventh, Czech Republic pair Martin Florian (70.28) and Jaroslav Jilek (66.10) in eighth and ninth, respectively.

Walcott has reached the podium in each event he has competed in this season, opening with a gold back in March at the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the George C Griffin Track in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with his best throw measuring 84.68m.

On Saturday, T&T's Ruebin Walters won a bronze in the men's 110m hurdles at the JML Levitate Invite, a World Athletics Challenger Continental Tour meet, held in Tropical Park Track in Miami, Florida.

Walters clocked 13.71 seconds to cross third behind Barbados hurdler Shane Brathwaite (13.67) and American Nicholas Anderson (13.69), respectively. This after advancing to the final with the second-fastest qualifying time in the heats with 13.68. Anderson had the quickest qualifying time of 13.62 and Brathwaite had the third-fastest with 13.72.