Grenadians Celebrate The Return of Kirani James to the Track and Anderson Peters First Gold Medal at the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019

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Grenada has welcomed the return of World Championships and Olympic Gold Medalist Kirani James after his battle with Graves Disease.

James who was diagnosed with graves disease in April of 2017, returned to the track for the  2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha and seemed healthy and ready to run a great race.

Although he finished, in 5th place in the finals of the 400m men’s at the championships, he appeared to be in great form and fans look forward to him returning to his A-game and running faster times in the upcoming months.

Anderson Peters Takes Javelin Gold at DOHA Championships 2019

Peters took the lead early into the competition with a throw of 86.69m distancing himself from the rest of the competition in the first round. as the competition progressed peters again displayed his magnificence in the fourth round, extending his lead to 86.89m leaving the world’s top two with an even bigger lead to catch up to, and securing his First and his country’s second World Championships Gold Medal.

Peters who is still a student at the NCAA was accompanied by his coach Paul Phillip, also from Grenada, who has trained multiple world-class athletes. Phillip could be seen in the stands with a look of excitement and pride on his face as he cheered on the 21-year-old as he pushed on to secure his victory as he waved his country’s national flag.

Story by: Joshua Charles 

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