(PR) – Reigning javelin throw World Champion Anderson Peters in the past week competed at and completed two very testing meets.
The number 2 ranked thrower in the world, on Tuesday June 27th contested the Ostrava Golden Spike meet, placing 5th with his best throw measuring 74.11m. On Friday June 30th at the Lausuanne Diamond league Anderson again placed 5th but this time with a throw of 82.23m.
On the weekend of June 25th, while going through his routine as his preparations for his World title defense in August continue, Anderson stepped on the base of a hurdle and slightly twisted his ankle. He has received treatment that allowed him to compete subsequent ly, but out of an abundance of caution Anderson will undergo treatment for the next two weeks to ensure a full recovery.
The defense of his world title and looking a bit further ahead, an Olympic medal in Paris 2024 is very high on the agenda of the Commonwealth Games silver medalist. Foregoing some of the meets on this year’s circuit to secure a clean bill of health was a tough but practical de·cision to make. Coach Paul Phillip Anderson ‘s first and only coach believes it is best at this stage, to err on the side of caution and once Anderson is back on the field at 100% he expects great things from the prodigious Grenadian athlete.