WATCH: Javelin throw world champion Anderson Peters getting beaten, thrown off the boat, video surfaces

The 24-year-old Grenadian athlete won the gold medal after exceeding India's Neeraj Chopra's silver-winning throw in the World Championship this year.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 13 August 2022 03:49 PM

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In a shocking incident, javelin throw world champion Anderson Peters was beaten on Wednesday and thrown off the boat in the water. The crew members of the boat reportedly pushed the javelin thrower from the boat in Grenada on August 10.

The 24-year-old Grenadian athlete won the gold medal after exceeding India's Neeraj Chopra's silver-winning throw in the World Championship this year.

A video has surfaced on social media, where Peters was brutally beaten by at least four men and was thrown into the water from the party boat. After the incident, the Grenada Police said in a statement, "Peters is presently receiving medical attention for minor injuries."

Watch the video:

 

Meanwhile, The Grenada Olympic Committee also reacted sharply and stated, "saddened by the news of the cowardly actions of some five persons who physically assaulted our national sporting icon and hero."

"We have received preliminary information on the incident and understand that our world champion sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the assault meted out [by] these non-nationals. The Grenada Olympic Committee joins with all of Grenada in condemning these barbaric actions and look forward to the relevant authorities taking decisive actions against all the perpetrators. We stand ready to lend our support with his recovery and look forward to an expeditious resolution to the matter," the committee added.

The Grenadian won the silver medal in javelin throw in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. He stood behind Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem, who clinched the gold.

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