Guyana's Leslain Baird wins javelin bronze on final day of Pan Am Games track and field

By November 05, 2023

Guyana’s Leslain Baird  fought valiantly to win a bronze medal in the men’s javelin on the final day of track and field action at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile on Saturday.

The 36-year-old thrower, who won a silver medal at the South American Games in Bolivia 2018, threw a commendable 78.23m to secure the final podium position in the event won by the USA’s Curtis Thompson. It was Guyana’s third medal of the games.

The American produced a winning throw of 79.65m, miles off Anderson Peters’ Pan American record of 87.31m set in 2019.

Brazil’s Pedro Henrique Nunes won the silver medal with his best effort of 78.45m.

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