T&T javelin thrower Walcott shuts down 2018 season

By Sports Desk August 28, 2018

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott has called time on the 2018 season in a bid to fully recover from multi-surgeries ahead of two major competition years.

The 25-year-old competed in seven meets this season, throwing a personal best of 84.96 in June, in Port of Spain.  The thrower also claimed gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, with a distance of 84.47.

Despite a successful season, where he finished in the top spot four times, Walcott admitted that recovering from two elbow surgeries, which he underwent last year, has been difficult.

“After much deliberation, we have decided to end this short-lived 2018 season. This is to facilitate the much-needed preparation for the next few seasons ahead of us,” Walcott said via social media platform Instagram.

“Some difficulties involved the recuperation from two operations on my elbow in 2017…one taking place in February and the other in August,” he added.

 “The time and effort it takes for the process of recovery and getting back to top form is never finite. As such, I believe it is in my best interest as an athlete to end this season early to get some much-needed rest to ready myself for the next few seasons.”

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