BREAKING: World Javelin Record for Akeem Stewart

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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 18:30

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Trinidad and Tobago's Akeem Stewart has set a new world record in javelin at the Paralympics in Rio.

Stewart threw 57.23 metres in his first throw in the final, three metres ahead of the second-place thrower, Sandeep of India who threw 54.30 metres.

Stewart followed up with throws of 56.64 and 56.84 metres.

Stewart went on to win the gold medal.

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