Get to know Grenadian javelin champ Anderson Peters

Anderson Peters

Grenadian athlete Anderson Peters is well known throughout the sporting world for his stellar performance in the men’s javelin event in many international competitions. 

Peters is a force to be reckoned with in his sporting field and with so many medals already under his belt, here are 10 things to know about the Grenadian javelin champ. 

  • Anderson Peters was born on October 21, 1997, and is from the parish of St David.
  • He was first inspired by Jamaican sprinting idol Usain Bolt to become a sprinter but later decided to transition to the javelin throw.
  • He is a multiple CARIFTA winner having placed first in the javelin throw at the CARIFTA Games in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Peters won gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
  • He received a full scholarship in January 2017 to attend Mississippi State University where he studied for a Business Administration major degree.
  • In June 2022, Peters was appointed a Member of the Order of the Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his services to sport.
  • He is a double World Champion having won gold at the 2019 World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar and at the 2022 World Athletic Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
  • In May 2022 at the Doha Diamond League, h won gold and broke his national record with a throw of 93.07 metres.
  • He made his Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020 where he did not reach the finals of the javelin throw.
  • He has won two Commonwealth medals, a bronze in 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia and a silver in 2022 in Birmingham, England.