London, England (August 11, 2012)

KESHORN   WALCOTT

DATE OF BIRTH: April 2, 1993
PLACE OF BIRTH: Toco, Trinidad
EDUCATION:
  • Toco Secondary School
  • OLYMPIC EVENT: Athletics:
  • Javelin
  • CAREER:                                      Walcott became the second T&T athlete ever to win an Olympics gold medal when he won the javelin event at the 2012 Olympics. With this accomplishment, he was the youngest ever Olympic javelin champion and the first athlete to win an individual Olympic title and a world junior title in the same year. His career includes the following significant accomplishments:
    • 2009 World Youth Championships, Bressanone, Italy - Javelin/700g (66.72 meters)
    • 2010 CAC Junior Championships, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - Javelin (1st, 67.01 meters)
    • 2010 World Junior Championships, Moncton, Canada - Javelin (66.05 meters)
    • 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - Javelin (4th, 70.98 meters)
    • 2011 Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico - Javelin (7th, 75.77 meters)
    • 2012 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships, San Salvador, El Salvador - Javelin (1st, 82.83 meters)
    • 2012 World Junior Championships, Barcelona, Spain - Javelin (1st, 78.64 meters)
    • 2012 Olympics, London, England - Javelin (1st, 84.58 meters)
    • 2013 World Championships, Moscow, Russia - Javelin (78.78 meters)
    • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland - Javelin (2nd, 82.67 meters)
    • 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada - Javelin (1st, 83.27 meters)
    • 2015 IAAF World Championships, Beijing, China - Javelin (76.83 meters)
    • 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Javelin (3rd, 85.38 meters)
    AWARDS:
    • 2012 - Trinidad & Tobago Order of the Republic
    • 2012 - Commonwealth Sports Awards - Outstanding Youth Achiever
    • 2012 - International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Male Rising Star
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit