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Akeem smashes discus Parapan Am mark in Lima

Roger Seepersad :: Trinidad Express :: 31.08.2019

AKEEM STEWART set a world record in capturing Trinidad and Tobago's first gold medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, yesterday.

Stewart, who placed 12th in the Men's shot put at the 2019 Pan American Games, excelled in the para competition, throwing the discus 63.70 metres to land the gold medal in the F64 category. That distance broke his own F43 world record.

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Akeem Stewart does it again at Parapan Olympics with a Gold medal throw of 63.70m in men's F64 discus
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The Tobagonian athlete was pushed for the gold by American Jeremy Campbell who threw the discus a personal best 62.92m on his second attempt to take the lead. Stewart, whose first throw was 60.05, trailed Campbell until his fourth attempt when he landed the big one.



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(flashback)Akeem Stewart shows off his discus gold medal after his world record throw in the Para Pan American games in Lima, Peru, yesterday.

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