dad and Tobago Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott has put a hold on the 2018 season in order to fully recovered from two elbow surgeries he has undergone recently.
The young Trinidadian has had several outings this season with a personal best throw of 84.96 meters earlier in the year.
Walcott also mined 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.
Walcott reported via Instagram that he has decided to cut his 2018 season short to ensure full fitness for the next few seasons.
“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,” he said.
“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.
He further said, “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.”
Edited by Robin Elliston
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