If you would have asked someone to predict the winner of the Olympic javelin title most would have answered Thorkildsen, VeselÃ½ or Pitkamäki. If you would have put cash on 19-yrs old Keshorn Walcott then you´d be a millionaire now.
The world junior champion entered the final to get experience and never thought of going home as a champion. He launched a new Trinidad record 84.58 in second round, just 11cm shy of the world junior record.
In the end it was a throw that got him the brightest award. He is now the youngest ever winner of the Olympic javelin title.
Keshorn Walcott started his international career in 2009 when the threw 66.72 (700g) at the World Youth Championships in Bressadone. In 2010 he improved his best to 67.01 (800g)… 75.77 in 2011 and 84.58 in 2012.
4- time CARIFTA Games Champion
2- time CAC Junior Champion
World Junior Champion 2012
Olympic Champion 2012
Official results/ London 2012 / Men´s javelin:
1. Keshorn Walcott TRI 84.58 NR
2. Oleksandr Pyatnytsya UKR 84.51
3. Antti Ruuskanen FIN 84.12
4. Vitezslav Vesely CZE 83.34
5. Tero Pitkamäki FIN 82.80
6. Anreas Thorkildsen NOR 82.63
7. Spiridon Lebesis GRE 81.91
8. Tino Haber GER 81.21
9. Stuart Farquhar NZL 80.22
10. Roderick Genki Dean JPN 79.95
11. Ari Mannio FIN 78.60
12. Julius Yego KEN 77.15