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Wounded Walcott grabs CAC gold

Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: Trinidad Express :: 02.08.2018

"I don't like to lose, you know that, and it's been a difficult two years for me. I just needed something. I needed a boost."

And what a boost it was! Keshorn Walcott dug deep at the Rafael Cotes Stadium here in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday, to pull off a dramatic victory in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games men's javelin event.

Walcott took an early lead in the competition, the Trinidad and Tobago thrower landing the spear 81.78 metres. But in the second round, he slipped on his final stride, and crashed to the ground. Alarmed, the Toco thrower's coach, Cuban Ismael Lopez Mastrapa rushed to his aid.

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WARRIOR KESHORN Wounded Walcott grabs CAC gold
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BATTLED ALL THE WAY: Javelin gold medallist Keshorn Walcott following his dramatic late win at the CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday.

WARRIOR KESHORN Wounded Walcott grabs CAC gold
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Big ThROW: Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott makes an attempt in the men's javelin final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. —Photo: ap.

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