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• Anderson Peters Breaks Pan American Javelin Throw Recod with 87.31M

Grenada’s Anderson Peters broke the Pan-American Games record in the javelin throw on Saturday (10), throwing 87.31m to highlight the final day of track and field action at the Estadio de la Videna in Lima.

The 21-year-old, world-ranked No.10, bronze medallist at the 2016 World U20 Championships and twice NCAA champion, started the competition in superb form, unleashing the best throw of his life. He followed with 81.78m, 78.92m, 85.90m, 81.21m and a long foul after stepping on the line. Peters’ previous best was 86.62m when winning the NCAA title of 5 June in Austin representing Mississippi State University. This was the third time Peters improved his own national record this season.

Peters’ gold was the first-ever by his country at the Games.

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