Tyriq Horsford created history at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali, Colombia, yesterday, becoming Trinidad and Tobago’s first-ever Junior Pan American Games medallist.
Horsford hurled the spear 71.33 metres in the sixth and final round of the men’s javelin competition to snatch bronze from the grasp of Ecuador’s Jean Mairongo (70.41m). Brazilians Pedro Henrique Rodrigues and Luiz Mauricio da Silva finished one-two. Rodrigues was golden at 74.41m, while da Silva threw 71.35 to secure silver.
Horsford told the Express he was very pleased with his historic hurl.