Jehue Gordon

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Jehue Gordon
Jehue Gordon Moscow 2013.jpg
Gordon on the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Nationality  Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1991-12-15) 15 December 1991 (age 23)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 400 metres hurdles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

400 m: 46.43 s (Marabella 2010)

400 m h: 47.69 s (Moscow 2013)

Jehue Gordon (born 15 December 1991) is a Trinidadian track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. He turned professional on June 24, 2010,[1] and signed a deal with Adidas in August 2010.[2]

He began his international athletics career at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where he finished fifth in the semi-finals at the age of 16. He was the bronze medallist in the 400 m hurdles at the 2008 CARIFTA Games and went on to win the gold medal the following year, recording a championship record of 50.01 seconds.[3] His success continued in the form of a bronze medal at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, where he ran a time of 49.45 seconds,[4] and a silver at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.

He qualified for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and surprised by setting a world-age best and senior national record of 48.66 seconds in the heats.[5] He progressed through the rounds and reached the final, finishing in fourth with a 48.26-second national record.[6] Statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava picked out Gordon's performances as sign of promise for future success.[7] At the start of the 2010 season, he took a 400 m and 110 metres hurdles double at the trials for the CARIFTA Games.[8] He went on to improve the championship records in both the 110 and 400 m hurdles at the 2010 CARIFTA Games, earning himself that year's Austin Sealy Trophy.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
2008 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis 3rd 400 m hurdles 53.18
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th (sf) 400 m hurdles 52.26
2nd (h) 4x400 m relay 3:07.60
(only in heat)
2009 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia 1st 110 m hurdles 13.86   (0.7 m/s)
1st 400 m hurdles 50.01 CR
1st 4x400 m relay 3:10.20
World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 400 m hurdles 48.26 NR
2010 CARIFTA Games (U-20) George Town, Cayman Islands 1st 110 m hurdles 13.41 CR   (1.3 m/s)
1st 400 m hurdles 49.76 CR
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:11.59
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1st 400 m hurdles 50.26 CR
1st 4x400 m relay 3:08.19
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 400 m hurdles 47.69
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, Scotland 2nd 400 m hurdles 48.75

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jehue Gordon Turns Professional". HSInternational: News and Announcements. June 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Laurence, Kwame (August 5, 2010). "Gordon signs with adidas". Trinidad Express. 
  3. ^ Finisterre, Terry (2009-04-13). More records fall in 2009 CARIFTA Games – Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-02.
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (2009-07-06).Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall – CAC Champs Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-02.
  5. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-15). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-15.
  6. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2009-08-18). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-22. Archived 2009-09-08.
  7. ^ 2009 – End of Year Reviews – HURDLES. IAAF (2009-12-24). Retrieved on 2010-06-02.
  8. ^ Clarke, Clayton (2010-03-15). Gordon takes hurdles double at Trinidad & Tobago Carifta Trials. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-06-02.

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