Keshorn “Keshie” Walcott, (born 2 April 1993) is a Trinidadian javelin thrower and the 2012 Olympic champion. He is the first black male athlete to win the gold medal in a throwing event in the history of the Olympics. His personal best of 85.77m (281 ft 43⁄4 in) was achieved at the Diamond League final meeting of 2014, the Weltklasse meeting in Zurich, Switzerland on 28 August 2014, bettering his 85.24m (279′ 8″) established one month earlier in the semifinals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland is the Trinidad and Tobago record, which in turn surpassed his Gold Medal Olympic win of 84.58m (277 ft 53⁄4 in) in the London 2012 Olympics. He is also the holder of the North, Central American and Caribbean junior record. Walcott is the youngest Olympic gold medallist in the men’s javelin (19 years 131 days), and the first athlete in any track and field event to win World Junior and Olympic titles in an individual event the same year.
What do you need to work on, improve?
This of season I would be working on my strength and technique. Most of my training will occur between Trinidad and Cuba
Who are you training with?
I usually train alone
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice? What weight lifting exercises will you do?
I don’t talk much about my training program
Who is your coach?Do you see your coach much?
I still have the same coach from the Olympics Mr. Ismael Mastrapa Lopez. I see him daily
Are you going to try anything new this off-season?
Every season I try new things to improve … No going to let out this year’s secret
What will you do to relax?
To relax I do anything that is fun and safe. But I don’t get much time to do that.
When do you plan to compete again?
My next competition will start in May