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Anderson Peters (born 21 October 1997) is a Grenadian javelin thrower[4] and the current world champion in the event. He is a multiple time CARIFTA Games champion at the discipline and in 2016 earned a bronze medal at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, setting a new Grenadian national record and OECS record at the same time.

Anderson Peters
Bydgoszcz 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, javelin throw men final6 23-07-2016.jpg
Anderson Peters in 2016
Personal information
Born (1997-10-21) 21 October 1997 (age 21)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Javelin throw
College teamMississippi State Bulldogs[1][2][3]
ClubSt. David's Track Blazers
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)87.31 m (2019) NR

He gave the performance of the championships at the 2016 CARIFTA Games, a meet record of 78.28 m (256 ft 9 34 in), and was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy.[5] In January 2017 it was announced that Anderson was given a full scholarship to Mississippi State University.[6] He started his season with a throw of 75.29m at the 2017 Bulldog Relays.[7]

At the 2017 edition of the Whitsuntide games at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Anderson improved his personal best distance in the Javelin Throw three times. With his final throw we achieved a distance of 81.23 Meters.[8] On 25 June 2017, he was able to further improve on his personal best and National Record with a throw of 83.36m at the Trinidad and Tobago NGC/SAGICOR/NAAA National Open Championships. This throw allowed him to achieve the qualifying standard for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. At the 3rd OECS Track And Field Championships held at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Anderson further lifted his personal best with a throw of 84.81m. Anderson went on to attend the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London but was unable to advance beyond the qualifying round with a best effort of 78.99m.

On 23 March during his second outdoor competition of 2018 Anderson registered an 81.95m throw shattering Mississippi State's freshman record in the javelin by more than six meters. The throw moved him to the top of the NCAA leader board and a 4th place World Ranking. He was subsequently named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week.[9] He also earned Freshman of the Week honors from the Southeastern Conference.[10] He went on to become the Southeastern Conference champion in his event with a throw of 82.04m, a new meet record. On 29 May he was named the SEC Field freshman of the year.[11] After winning the Javelin competition NCAA championship with a new record of 82.82 he was given "All American" honors[12]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Grenada
2012 CARIFTA Games Hamilton, Bermuda 1st Javelin throw (700g) (U17) 60.50 m
2013 CARIFTA Games Nassau, Bahamas 1st Javelin throw (700g) (U17) 64.01 m CR
3rd Shot put (U17) 15.53 m
World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 8th Javelin throw 70.53 m
Pan American Junior Championships Medellin, Colombia 9th Javelin throw (800g) 61.44 m[13]
2014 CARIFTA Games Fort-de-France, Martinique 1st Javelin throw (700g) (U18) 67.67 m CR
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico 1st Javelin throw 72.39 m CR
2015 CARIFTA Games Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 1st Javelin throw (800g)(U20) 70.09 m
Pan American Junior Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd Javelin throw 72.11 m
2016 CARIFTA Games St. George's, Grenada 1st Javelin throw (800g) (U20) 78.28 m CR NR[14][15][16]
OECS Track and Field Championships Tortola, British Virgin Islands 2nd Javelin throw 76.78 m[17]
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd Javelin throw 79.65 m NR[18]
2017 Trinidad & Tobago National Open Championships Hasely Crawford Stadium, Trinidad 1st Javelin throw (800g) 83.36 m NR
OECS Track and Field Championships Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Grenada 1st Javelin throw 84.81 m NR
2017 World Championships in Athletics London Stadium, England 20th Javelin throw 78.88 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 3rd Javelin Throw 82.20 m
Central American and Caribbean Games Barranquilla, Colombia 2nd Javelin Throw 81.80 m[19][20]
2018 NACAC Championships Toronto, Canada 1st Javelin Throw 79.65 m CR
2019 2019 World Championships in Athletics Doha, Qatar 1st Javelin throw 86.89 m

National titlesEdit

  • Grenada Championships
    • Javelin throw: 2016

See alsoEdit


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  5. ^ Finisterre, Terry (29 March 2016). Peters provides the highlight of the 2016 Carifta Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-09.
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  8. ^ Kwame Laurence (5 June 2017). "Golden in Grenada". Trinidad Express Newspapers. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
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  19. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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