On Saturday, Grenada’s Anderson Peters defeated Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra to maintain his championship in the javelin. Peters saved his finest throw for last, tossing the javelin 90.54 metres after dominating the competition the entire time.
Who is Anderson Peters?
The reigning world champion in the javelin throw is a Grenadian named Anderson Peters MBE (born October 21, 1997). He has won the competition many times in the CARIFTA Games, and in 2016, he finished third at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, breaking both the Grenadian and OECS records in the process.
|Anderson Peters Quick Info|
|Height of Anderson Peters||6 ft 1 in|
|Weight of Anderson Peters||91 kg|
|Date of Birth of Anderson Peters||October 21, 1997|
|Zodiac Sign of Anderson Peters||Libra|
|Eye Color of Anderson Peters||Dark Brown|
Career of Anderson Peters
At the 2016 CARIFTA Games, he set a meet record of 78.28 m (256 ft 9+34 in) and was given the Austin Sealy Trophy for his outstanding performance. Anderson received a full scholarship to Mississippi State University, it was revealed in January 2017. At the 2017 Bulldog Relays, he launched a 75.29-meter throw to kick off his campaign.
In the javelin throw, Anderson increased his personal best distance three times at the Whitsuntide Games 2017 at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium. His final throw allowed us to cover 81.23 metres.
He was able to break both his personal best and the national record on June 25, 2017, at the Trinidad and Tobago NGC/SAGICOR/NAAA National Open Championships, with a throw of 83.36 metres. He was able to meet the requirement with this throw and qualify for the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Anderson significantly improved his personal best at the 3rd OECS Track and Field Championships at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium with a throw of 84.81 metres. With a best effort of 78.99m, Anderson went on to compete in the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London, although he was unable to make it through the preliminary round.
The javelin freshman record for Mississippi State was broken by more than six metres on March 23, when Anderson registered an 81.95-meter throw in his second outdoor competition of 2018. With the throw, he shot to the top of the NCAA leaderboard and to fourth place in the world.
He later received the honour of being awarded the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men’s National Athlete of the Week. The Southeastern Conference also named him Freshman of the Week. After setting a new meet record with a throw of 82.04 metres, he went on to win the Southeastern Conference title in his event.
He received the SEC Field freshman of the year award on May 29. He received “All American” recognition after setting a new record in the NCAA championship javelin throw with a throw of 82.82m.
Peters earned gold in August 2019 at the Pan American Games, breaking both a national and a game record in the process. Peters also brought home Grenada’s first gold medal from the Pan American Games.
In the 2022 Birthday Honours, Peters was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his contributions to sports.
Anderson Peters Net Worth
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Education of Anderson Peters
After completing high school, Anderson received a full scholarship to enrol at Mississippi State University, a public land-grant research institution close to Starkville, Mississippi, in January 2017. He had represented the school’s athletic Mississippi State Bulldogs squad there.
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Family of Anderson Peters
Father of Anderson Peters – Anthony John Peters
Mother of Anderson Peters – Antonette Peters
Siblings of Anderson Peters – Kiddon Peters (Brother), Jamesha Peters (Sister)
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Medals and Awards of Anderson Peters
|2019 Doha||Javelin throw|
|2022 Oregon||Javelin throw|
|2018 Gold Coast||Javelin throw|
|Pan American Games|
|2019 Lima||Javelin throw|
|World U20 Championships|
|2016 Bydgoszcz||Javelin throw|
|CARIFTA Games (U17)|
|2012 Hamilton||Javelin throw|
|2013 Nassau||Javelin throw|
|2013 Nassau||Shot put|
|CARIFTA Games (U18)|
|2014 Fort-de-France||Javelin throw|
|Central American and Caribbean Junior Champs|
|2014 Mexico||Javelin throw|
|CARIFTA Games (U20)|
|2015 Basseterre||Javelin throw|
|2016 St. George’s||Javelin throw|
|OECS Track and Field Championships|
|2016 Tortola||Javelin throw|
Anderson Peters Facts
- Anderson has primarily competed in the javelin throw, however at the 2013 Nassau Under-17 CARIFTA Games, he won a “Bronze” medal in the shot put.
- He won the “Gold” medal at the 2016 St. George’s Under-20 CARIFTA Games with a throw of 78.28 metres, a competition and national record.
- He broke both a Grenadian national mark and an OECS record when he won the bronze medal (with a throw of 79.65 m) at the 2016 Bydgoszcz World Athletics Under-20 Championships.
- His javelin throw of 81.95 metres in March 2018, during his second outdoor competition of the year, broke the freshman record held by Mississippi State University by more than 6 metres. He rose to the top of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) leaderboard and to fourth position in the global rankings as a result of his achievement.
- He quickly advanced to winning the SEC (Southeastern Conference) with a throw of 82.04 metres, a new meet record. He was recognised as the “SEC Field Freshman of the Year” in May 2018.
- He earned the “Gold” medal in the 2019 Lima Pan American Games with a throw of 87.31 m, a new games record as well as a new personal best.
- At the Pan American Games, this was Grenada’s first-ever “Gold” medal.
He received the title “Member of the Order of the British Empire” (MBE) in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his contributions to javelin throwing.