Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott will open his season at the inaugural TnT Elite Twighlight Meet at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on May 3.
Walcott will be competing in his first meet since his historic gold medal performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, last August where he struck gold in the men’s javelin with a national record of 84.58m.
Walcott, who celebrated his 20th birthday on April 2, became T&T’s second Olympic champion and also the youngest ever winner of the javelin event at the Olympic Games. He is currently on a six-week training camp in Cuba along with national record holders Cleopatra Borel (women’s shot put), Quincy Wilson (men’s discus) and Hezekeil Romero (boy’s shot shot put).
The Olympic star’s Cuban-born coach Ishmael Lopez-Mastrapha is also in Cuba. The meet is being hosted by Walcott’s management company TnT Elite Sports. Walcott’s manager is former national high jumper Sean Roach.
Walcott is next expected to compete in the first leg of the Samsung Diamond League in Doha, Qatar on May 10 and then in the second leg in Shanghai, China, on May 18.
Walcott is expected to have a busy season as he is due to line up in four other Diamond League competitions: Exxom Mobil Bislet (Oslo-Norway June 13), Lausanne (Switzerland-July 4), Herculis (Monaco-June 19) and Belgacom Memorial Van Damme (Bussels, Belguim-September 6). He is also scheduled to throw at the National Championships at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on June 22-23 and in Ostrava, Czech Republic on June 27. He will also be looking to compete in his first World Outdoor Championships in Moscow, Russia, from August 10-18.