Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited has announced the 2019 IAAF World Champion in the Javelin throw, 24-year-old, Anderson Jamal Peters as its Brand Ambassador.
Peters, who was born in the parish of St David, has risen to the pinnacle of his athletics career at an early age, achieving several regional and international accolades in his field, the Javelin throw. By age 22, he had acquired numerous titles and held an impressive number of records. Some of his major accomplishments include: Under 17 CARIFTA Champion and record holder, 5-time CARIFTA Champion and current record holder, World Junior Bronze Medalist, Commonwealth Bronze Medalist, 2-time SEC champion and record holder, 2-time NCAA champion and record holder, Pan American Games champion and record holder. His crowning moment came in 2019 when he made the 86.89 m throw to win the IAAF 17th Biennial World Championship held in Doha, Qatar.
Peters is the only athlete from the Americas to achieve this win and remains one of only 2 Grenadians to ever win Gold in an IAAF World Championship.
The Bank held a brief ceremony to launch the 2-year partnership at its Head Office at Grand Anse. Among the attendees were officials from the Grenada Olympic Committee, Peters’ mom, Antonette Peters, his Coach Paul Phillip, and his coach from SDCSS Denise Williams. Peters is currently enrolled at the Mississippi State University and joined the ceremony via Zoom. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Commenting on the Bank’s rationale for this partnership, Managing Director Keith Johnson commented, “Who better than one who exudes the very essence of youth, excellence, discipline, determination and a confident smile when he throws the javelin? Given his credentials, Anderson is an excellent choice to help position the Republic Brand as “the brand that supports the fulfilment of dreams and individual goals.”
In a symbolic gesture to mark the occasion, Johnson presented Peters’ representative, Coach Paul Phillip with a Republic Bank branded javelin.
Republic Bank welcomes Anderson Peters to the Republic Bank family and looks forward to a successful and exciting partnership.