A 400m runner from Trinidad and Tobago died in a car accident in Texas at the age of 29
Died Deon Lendore, who won Olympic bronze medal in 4×400 m, world 4×400 m silver and was a three-time world indoor bronze medalist.
According to four-time Olympic medalist Ata Boldon, Lendore died in a car accident in Texas.
The athlete from Trinidad and Tobago was only 29 years old and started his third Olympic Games in a row last year, finishing ninth in his semi-finals at 400 meters and eighth in the final at 4×400 meters in Tokyo.
Lendore achieved the greatest success in his career in the 4x400m relays, where he led his country to the Olympic bronze medal in London 2012 and perhaps even more impressively to silver in Beijing 2015, where Trinidad and Tobago cut off Jamaica and the UK to finish second. to the United States.
He also won two individual bronze medals at the Indoor World Championships – in Portland 2016 and Birmingham 2018.
Lendore’s only major gold medal came at the World Relays in 2019 in Yokohama.
However, he was not part of the global team of Trinidad and Tobago, which won a gold medal at the 4×400 m from London 2017.
Lendore’s personal 400m was 44.36 and is the third fastest Trinidadian to 400m behind Machel Cedenio and Ian Morris.
We are sadly announcing that a bronze Olympic medalist on 4×400 m, a silver medalist on 4×400 m and a three-time indoor bronze medalist on the world – Deon Lendore zem died at the age of 29 🇹🇹
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The Trinidad and Tobago team said on Twitter: “Words cannot adequately express our grief over the devastating and premature loss of the triple Olympian, Olympic and bronze medalist of the World Cup, Deon Lendor, who was an inspiration and motivation for us all off the track.
“During his career, Deon hoisted the flag of Trinidad and Tobago with pride, honor, patriotism and indomitable will, helping and inspiring many. We express our deepest and sincere condolences to his family, friends, teammates, coaches, the Abilene Club, the Arima community and everyone he touches.
“It’s a sad day for the Commonwealth Olympic and Sports Movement in Trinidad and Tobago. May Deon rest and sleep in eternal peace. “
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