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Javelin World Champion Anderson Peters beaten up and thrown from a boat in Grenada

Anderson Peters has reportedly been beaten up and thrown from a boat in his country of Grenada.

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Anderson Peters (gold), Neeraj Chopra (silver) at the end of the Javelin Throw final at the World Championships (IAAF)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 12 Aug 2022 2:07 PM GMT

One of Neeraj Chopra's biggest competitors and the recently crowned javelin throw World Champion, Anderson Peters, has reportedly been beaten up and thrown from a boat in his country of Grenada.

As per reports, Peters had just returned to his home country after winning a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and was travelling to Harbour Master when the incident occoured.

Harbour Master is a pleasure boat owned by the Trinidad and Tobago Trade Minister's son.

A video, which has now went viral on social media, shows Peters being beaten by multiple men on the boat. As per a report in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, the double World Champion was subsequently thrown overboard.


The Grenada police in a statement confirmed that they are investigating an incident involving Peters, who has sustained minor injuries.

The javelin thrower, who is a national icon in Grenada, had just returned to a rousing welcome which was attended by the country's Prime Minister.

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