Javelin thrower Keshorn Walcott gives Trinidad and Tobago its first medal

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 August, 2012, 9:22pm


Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott gives country its first title

The only time the Olympic javelin title left Europe was 60 years ago when American Cyrus Young won gold. Now it is leaving again after teenager Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago pulled off one of the most stunning upsets in the track and field programme with a throwing action developed from playing cricket as a child. "It hasn't caught up with me yet. I can't really believe what I've done," Walcott, 19, said after he gave his Caribbean nation its first Olympic title in a field event. As a youngster, he was a bowler in cricket, and then he found out that "the action is kind of similar to javelin".