Deon Lendore: Trinidad and Tobago Olympic medalist dies in car accident at age 29

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Lendore reached the semifinals of the 400m individual race in Tokyo last year

Olympic and world medalist in the 4×400 relay from Trinidad and Tobago Deon Lendore died in a car accident in Texas at the age of 29.

Lendore went home after coaching at Texas A&M University.

He anchored his country for the bronze medal in London 2012 and also competed in the Olympic Games in Rio and Tokyo.

“Deon hoisted the flag of Trinidad and Tobago with pride, honor, patriotism and indomitable will,” said the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.

“He was an inspiration and motivation for all of us, on and off the track.”

100m Commonwealth Champion Michelle-Lee Ahye was one of many athletes to pay homage to.

“The wound I’m feeling right now. Fly high, honey. I’ll miss you.” He wrote about his compatriot on Twitter.external link

Lendore also won the relay silver at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing and the following year took the individual bronze at the World Indoors in Portland, Oregon.

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Lendore (far left) anchored at home the bronze quartet of Trinidad and Tobago in London 2012

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