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The 2012 Olympic Javelin gold medalist, Keshorn Walcott was promised a $2.5 million house at upscale Federation Park by Kamla Persad Bissessar. The promise was surprisingly kept, however Housing Minister Dr Roodlal Moonilal stated that the house was too small and the Housing Development Corporation was now working on a residential compound for the 19-year-old Olympic athlete.

"The HDC has been in touch with him and it was decided that Keshorn needed a more expansive space for his family and for storage of his equipment and gear. So the HDC is constructing a residential compound for him and we should hand over a key by February of next year," Moonilal said to the media.


It's all great and the Walcott family is very happy for the house but Keshorn has stated that he's comfortable in the Mt Lambert house which has been his home for the past year. Keshorn also intends to take up the scholarship given to him by the honorable Kamla Persad Bissessar to study at UTT, but is still undecided on just what he'll study though he's attracted to business subjects.

"Javelin is only one phase of my life, you can't throw javelin forever," Keshorn stated in an interview with the Express.

He noted that while Government has granted the scholarship, "there was some further talks about other things but nothing has come out as yet so we're still waiting to see".