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Trinidad and Tobago medallist has lighthouse named after him | Sport | guardian.co.uk

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Trinidad and Tobago medallist has lighthouse named after him

• Keshorn Walcott returns home to a hero's welcome
• Javelin thrower also gets £100,000, new house and land

  • guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 August 2012 10.20 EDT

Trinidad and Tobago's gold medallist in the London 2012 javelin, Keshorn Walcott, has been rewarded for his Olympic travails with £100,000, a luxury new home, 20,000 square feet of land and, most remarkably, will have a lighthouse named after him.

The 19-year-old secured his country's second gold in Olympic history with a throw of 84.58m in London, and the prime minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, declared Monday a national holiday as Walcott returned home to a hero's welcome.

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