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Keshorn Walcott wins Olympic javelin gold

First published: August 12, 2012, 2:24 AM IST | Updated: August 12, 2012
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Keshorn Walcott wins Olympic javelin gold
Walcott, the world junior champion, threw a national record 84.58 meters with his second attempt.

London: Keshorn Walcott won the javelin gold medal on Saturday to give Trinidad and Tobago its first Olympic title in a field event. Walcott, the world junior champion, threw a national record 84.58 meters with his second attempt and nobody improved on the mark for the remainder of the final.

Oleksandr Pyantnytsya of Ukraine was second with a throw of 84.51 and Antti Ruuskanen of Finland took third. Two-time defending champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway finished sixth.

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