|Anderson Peters Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||October 21, 1997|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Anderson Peters is a Grenadian javelin thrower who has won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships, the 2022 Stockholm Diamond League, the 2019 Lima Pan American Games, the 2012 Hamilton Under-17 CARIFTA (Caribbean Free Trade Association) Games, the 2013 Nassau Under-17 CARIFTA Games, the 2014 Fort-de-France Under-18 CARIFTA Games, the 2014 Mexico Central American & Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics, the 2015 Basseterre Under-20 CARIFTA Games, the 2016 St. George’s Under-20 CARIFTA Games, the 2017 St.George’s OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Track and Field Championships, the 2017 Trinidad & Tobago National Open Championships, and the 2018 Toronto NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean) Championships. He had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2016 Tortola OECS Track and Field Championships, the 2015 Edmonton Pan American Junior Championships, and the 2018 Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games. He had also secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Bydgoszcz World Athletics Under-20 Championships. As of July 2022, he held the Grenadian national record in the javelin throw event with a personal best of 93.07 m.
Saint Andrew Parish, Grenada
Mississippi, United States
Anderson, after his high school graduation, was given a full scholarship, in January 2017, to join the Mississippi State University, a public land-grant research university adjacent to Starkville, Mississippi. There, he had represented the university’s Mississippi State Bulldogs athletics team.
- Father – Anthony John Peters
- Mother – Antonette Peters
- Siblings – Kiddon Peters (Brother), Jamesha Peters (Sister)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
91 kg or 200.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Afro-Grenadian descent.
- Toned physique
- Close-cropped, afro hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
- Wears ear studs
He has been sponsored by Adidas AG, a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures shoes, clothing, and accessories.
Anderson Peters Facts
- Although Anderson has almost exclusively competed in javelin throwing, he had won a ‘Bronze’ medal in shot put at the 2013 Nassau Under-17 CARIFTA Games.
- At the 2016 St. George’s Under-20 CARIFTA Games, he clinched the ‘Gold’ medal with a throw of 78.28 m which was a competition record as well as a national record.
- When he won the ‘Bronze’ medal (with a throw of 79.65 m) at the 2016 Bydgoszcz World Athletics Under-20 Championships, he had set a new Grenadian national record as well as a new OECS record.
- In March 2018, during his 2nd outdoor competition of the season, he recorded a throw of 81.95 m which bettered Mississippi State University’s freshman record in javelin throwing by more than 6 meters. The performance catapulted him to the top of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) leaderboard and 4th place in the world rankings.
- He soon went on to become the SEC (Southeastern Conference) champion with a throw of 82.04 m which was also a new meet record. In May 2018, he was named the ‘SEC Field Freshman of the Year’.
- At the 2019 Lima Pan American Games, he won the ‘Gold’ medal with a throw of 87.31 m which was a new games record as well as a new national record. This was also Grenada’s first-ever ‘Gold’ medal at the Pan American Games.
- For his services to javelin throwing, he was appointed ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
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