Edino Steele

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Edino Steele
DinoMoscowTrials.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Jamaican
Born (1987-01-06) 6 January 1987 (age 27)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400m

Edino Steele (born 6 January 1987) is a Jamaican sprinter.[1] He is known for winning a silver medal in the 4 x 400 metre at the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships; and for his controversial failed appearance on the 2012 Jamaican Olympics 4 x 400 team[2] at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He competed in the 4x400 metres relay event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, winning a silver medal.[2][3]

World junior circuit[edit]

He represented Jamaica at the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics and placed 5th after coming a close 3rd in his Semi-Final,[4] but left with a certainty that this was the career he wanted for the rest of his life. That same year he went back to the drawing board for the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships and clocked 46.29[5] to take the bronze behind Allodin Fothergill (46.17) and the winner Renny Quow (46.14). And also claiming gold for Jamaica in the 4 x 400 relay over Trinidad & Barbados.[5]

Professional athletic career[edit]

After his success with the Jamaican team and his mentor, Coach Glen Mills, Steele decided in June 2007[6] to become a Professional Track Athlete for Jamaica. He quickly relocated to the island and joined the revered Racers Track Club under the guidance of Mills & Bertland Cameron.

Edino Steele & Glen Mills at Sportsman Award

The following year he made Jamaica's National Team for the 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Representing in the 4 x 400 metres relay he and teammates Michael Blackwood, Adrian Findlay and DeWayne Barrett took home the silver medal with a time of 3:07.69.

World Indoor Relay

400 metre success[edit]

Steele came back to Jamaica ready to broaden his race. Opting in to also do the 200 meter where his Personal Best is 20.56.[7] After dabbling in both races in 2011 he broke out as a local sensation in the 400m when he got the better of his training partner Yohan Blake. "Racers Track Club's Edino Steele stole the spotlight yesterday in the men's 400 metres at the Camperdown Classics as he clocked 46.16 seconds to get the better of teammate Yohan Blake who was second in 47.03 at the UWI/Usain Bolt Track in Mona."[8]

2012 London Olympics[edit]

After a positive year local & overseas Steele entered in to the Jamaican Olympic Trials for the 400m. He was fated to be the next Jamaican sensation.[9] However due to hiccups he placed 5th in the final to his dismay, but it landed him a spot on the 4 x 400 metres relay team.[10] At the Olympics he had to watch from the sidelines as the coach preferred to use Riker Hylton (6th place at the trials) and an apparently injured Jermaine Gonzales in the heats. Gonzales pulling up on his second leg resulted in the elimination of the Jamaicans, who were expected to challenge for a medal.[2]

2013 road to Moscow[edit]

Steele entered in to the 2013 World Championships in Athletics in the 400m with high hopes.[11] He placed second in his heat with a time of 45.75 to continue to the semi finals.[12] Steele placed 2nd again in the semi finals with a time of 45.91 to qualify for the finals with the 6th best time, giving him lane 8. In the finals he would end up repeating his 5th place of last year with a time of 45.53 . Making the 4 x 400 metres relay team once more in which Steele claimed the silver medal with his team mates Rusheen McDonald, Javere Bell and Javon Francis.[13]

My new friend London

Personal Bests[edit]

[7]

Event Result Wind Venue Date
60 metres 6.80 Princess Anne (USA) January 6, 2007
100 metres 10.39 -0.3 Tabor (CZE) August 21, 2012
200 metres 20.56 +1.7 Ljubljana (SLO) July 13, 2013
300 metres 32.32 Lahti (FIN) July 17, 2013
400 metres 45.38 Kingston (JAM) July 1, 2012
4 x 400 metres 3:03.74 Kingston (JAM) February 23, 2013

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