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T&T athlete sets world record at World Para Championships

Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart.

London, UK July 18, 2017 — Trinidad & Tobago paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart has broken his own world record after winning gold in the Men’s Javelin event at the World Para Athletics Championship currently taking place in London, England.

In his second attempt, Stewart logged a distance of 56.74 metres. Stewart’s previous record was achieved in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a throw distance of 57.23 metres.

T&T also won a bronze medal on Monday when sprinter Nyoshia Cain gained third place in the Women’s T44 100 metre final.

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