Keshorn Walcott wants to celebrate his first-ever IAAF World Championship final appearance with a trip to the podium. The two-time Olympic medallist is among 13 men who will bid for men's javelin medals, starting at 3.15 p.m. (T&T time).
Walcott has been drawn to throw first in what promises to be an exciting competition. The Toco athlete finished third in Thursday's qualifying event with a big 86.01 metres effort. Johannes Vetter of Germany was best on the day with a massive 91.20m throw.
There are four other 90-metre men in the field—Germany's reigning Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, Kenya's defending world champion Julius Yego, Tero Pitkamaki of Finland, and Walcott. “I'm capable of throwing far,” the Trinidad and Tobago medal contender told the Express. “I'm capable of getting a medal. it's going to be an amazing competition for each and every athlete.”
If Walcott is right, he might well need to hit the 90-metre mark to earn a medal. “I think I have more,” the 2012 Olympic champion declared. “I feel good and I'm relaxed.”