Keshorn Walcott went into the finals of the javelin hoping only for a good performance.
He finished with the first gold medal ever for Trinidad and Tobago in a field event.
"It wasn't the most popular event in Trinidad and Tobago. Hopefully now it will be known more," he said. "I'm more than stunned, I'm surprised with my performance. I just went into the final to enjoy.
"So coming out with a gold medal is a feeling I can't really explain."
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