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Anderson Peters from Grenada, who recently defended his javelin world championships title in Eugene, as well as taking silver during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games had a rude return home Friday. The 24-year-old had returned to Grenada, enjoyed a welcoming home ceremony, then was subsequently beaten by five men and thrown off a boat.
The boat named the Harbour Master is a pleasure boat owned by the Trinidad and Tobago Trade Minister’s son. The ceremony was attended by the prime minister of Grenada. A video, which has now gone viral, shows Peters being beaten by multiple men. As per a report in Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, the double World Champion was subsequently thrown overboard.
In a statement by the Grenada police confirmed that they are investigating the incident, who has sustained minor injuries. The javelin thrower, who is a national hero in Grenada, had just returned to a rousing welcome that was attended by the country’s Prime Minister.