Saint Lucia javelin thrower Albert Reynolds has won a bronze medal at the Pan American games in Lima, Peru.
He came in behind Grenada’s Anderson Peters who broke the Pan-American Games record in the javelin throw on Saturday, throwing 87.31m and Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist, defending champion and world ranked No.14, who was second with 83.55m.
Reynolds completed the all-Caribbean podium with a national record of 82.19m.
Sports Minister, Edmund Estephane, praised the achievement of the Saint Lucian bronze medallist.
“I am very happy – I am smiling. Reynolds was able to get that bronze today and it says a lot for him as an individual and what took place in Lima by the team,” he told reporters in Lima after the performance.
“It was a real team effort. The team gelled together and a lot of support came from everybody; so I am happy that I am here to witness this extraordinary achievement by Mr. Reynolds,” the Minister stated.
“It goes to show that when you support athletes and all the ingredients come into focus what can happen,” Estephane told reporters.
He congratulated Reynolds and the Saint Lucia team at the games for ‘ a job well done’.
Estephane referred to Levern Spencer who won a gold medal in the high jump as a ‘Golden woman’ and a ‘Wonder Woman’.
“Levern Spencer has been extraordinary. She has been consistent,” the Minister asserted.