August 11, 2012, St John’s Antigua –
We’re playing Trinidad and Tobago’s national anthem because Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago made history on Saturday.
He became the Caribbean’s first gold medalist in the javelin throw.
The 19-year-old has also handed the Western Hemisphere its first javelin gold in 60 years.
Here’s some commentary from IMC’s Lance Whittaker:
Walcott’s throw of 84.58 meters couldn’t be bested and no Trinidadian had ever thrown that far before. So,… Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, throwing a national record and winning gold to boot.
Ukraine took the silver spot with a throw of 84.51 meters – 7 one-hundredths of a meter or a couple of inches behind Walcott. Finland’s 84.12 was good enough for silver.
Caricom athletes had by the end of the men’s 4 by 100 meter relay won 18 medals to better their previous best of 15 which they’d won twice before.