Emmanuel Callender

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Emmanuel Callender
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Emmanuel Callender at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1984-05-10) 10 May 1984 (age 30)
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport Running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100m: 10.05

200m: 20.40

Emmanuel Callender (sometimes Callander; born 10 May 1984 in Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago)[1] is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for Trinidad and Tobago.[2]

Callender represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4 x 100 m relay, together with Marc Burns, Aaron Armstrong, Keston Bledman and Richard Thompson. In their qualification heat (without Callender) they placed first in front of Japan, the Netherlands and Brazil. Their time of 38.26 was the fastest of all sixteen teams participating in the first round and they qualified for the final. Armstrong was replaced by Callender for the final race and they sprinted to a time of 38.06 seconds, the second time after the Jamaican team, winning the silver medal.[3]

Callender set new personal bests in the 100 and 200 meters at the Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa meet in May 2009, recording times of 10.16 and 20.40 seconds respectively.[4]