Keshorn Walcott

About Keshorn Walcott

Who is it?: Olympic athlete
Birth Day: April 02, 1993
Birth Place: Toco, Trinidadian
Birth Sign: Taurus
Residence: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight: 90 kg (198 lb)
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Sport: Track and field
Event(s): Javelin throw
Personal best(s): NR 90.16 m (2015)
Medal record Olympic Games 2012 London Javelin throw 2016 Rio de Janeiro Javelin throw Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow Javelin throw Pan American Games 2015 Toronto Javelin throw Continental Cup 2014 Marrakech Javelin throw World Junior Championships 2012 Barcelona Javelin throw Olympic GamesCommonwealth GamesPan American GamesContinental CupWorld Junior Championships: 2012 LondonJavelin throw2016 Rio de JaneiroJavelin throw2014 GlasgowJavelin throw2015 TorontoJavelin throw2014 MarrakechJavelin throw2012 BarcelonaJavelin throw

Keshorn Walcott Net Worth

Keshorn Walcott was bornon April 02, 1993 in Toco, Trinidadian, is Olympic athlete. Keshorn Walcott is an Olympic gold medal winning javelin thrower from the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago. He grew up in the small fishing village of Toco. His older brother Elton always excelled in sports and Keshorn aspired to be just as good. When it came to the javelin, he was a late bloomer. He didn't pick up the sport until he was 15, but one could see he had a special talent from his first throw. He won his first competition at the age of 16 and set a world junior record before the age of 20. He was so dominant as a junior that he won the gold medal in every CARIFTA games in which he competed. At the Olympic Games in London is where he proved that he was one of the best athletes to come out of Trinidad & Tobago. His gold medal victory made him a national hero in his home country. He was rewarded with cash, land, a house, and the day he returned from London was declared a national holiday. This young rising star is widely considered to be a favorite to once again win the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games
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Biography/Timeline

1952

Gusty winds in the stadium on Saturday evening 11 August, made conditions for the javelin throw less than ideal, and worse than during Wednesday's qualifying rounds. Walcott responded to the pressure of the Olympic finals by throwing a personal best distance on his first throw, giving him the lead, and then exceeding that distance on his second throw. He won the Olympic javelin gold medal with a throw of 84.58m (277 ft 6 in). He defeated a string of top athletes to win the competition including 90-metre thrower Tero Pitkämäki and two-time defending Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen, as well as Veselý, Oleksandr Pyatnytsya and Antti Ruuskanen. This made Walcott the youngest-ever Olympic champion in javelin throw and the second non-European to win the Olympic gold in men's javelin throw since American thrower Cy Young in Helsinki in 1952.

2009

Walcott has been coached since 2009 by Cuban-born Ismael Lopez Mastrapa.

2010

In 2010 he stepped up to the standard regulation javelin (800-gram), and he continued his domination of the Caribbean junior division, as the three-time winner in the Junior (under-20) javelin throw at the CARIFTA Games in 2010 to 2012, setting a new NACAC North, Central American and Caribbean junior record in 2012.

2013

Walcott's 2013 season was hampered by injury. In his first competition since his Olympic victory, he "opened big", nearly matching his personal best with an opening round throw of 84.39 m (276 ft 10​4 in) at a hometown meet in Hasley Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Friday 3 May.

2014

At the IAAF Diamond League's final meeting, the Weltklasse in Zurich, Switzerland on 28 August 2014, he set a new personal best/national record of 85.77m (281 ft 4in) in the opening round, finishing second behind Germany’s Thomas Rohler's toss of 87.63m.