Keston Bledman

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Keston Bledman
Keston Bledman 2012 Olympics.jpg
Keston Bledman at the 2012 Olympics in London
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad & Tobago
Born (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 26)
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprinting
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100m: 9.86 (Trinidad 2012)
200m: 20.73 (Lappeenranta 2008)

Keston Bledman, HBM (born 8 March 1988) is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for Trinidad and Tobago.[1]

On 7 July 2007, at the 2007 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships in São Paulo, Brazil, he upset the Jamaican Yohan Blake in the 100 meters, finishing in 10.32 seconds (−1.1 m/s wind).

Bledman 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 and Richard Thompson. In their qualification heat 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 Emmanuel 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.[1]

On 4 June 2011, Bledman ran 9.93 over 100 m in Clermont, Florida, to become the 78th athlete to cross the 10-second barrier.[2] He won his first national title in June 2012 by beating Richard Thompson over 100 m and ran a personal best time of 9.86 seconds.[3]

He was also a member of the relay team that won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Personal best[edit]

Distance Time venue
100 m 9.86 s (+1.4 m/s) Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (23 June 2012)
200 m 20.73 s Lappeenranta, Finland (3 August 2008)

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Trinidad and Tobago
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 8th 100 m 10.79   (1.7 m/s)
1st 4x100 m relay 41.05
World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 3rd 100 m 10.55
2nd Medley relay (100m x 200m x 300m x 400m) 1:52.51
2006 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Les Abymes, Guadeloupe 2nd 100 m 10.57   (0.0 m/s)
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2nd 100 m 10.39   (1.5 m/s)
4th 4x100 m relay 40.80
2007 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 2nd 100 m 10.41   (1.2 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Keston Bledman, beijing2008.cn, ret: 29 Aug 2008
  2. ^ "Tyson Gay runs world-best 100 this year in Clermont". Orlando Sentinel. 4 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Lawrence, Kwame (2012-06-25). Bledman wins Trinidad and Tobago title in 9.86. IAAF. Retrieved on 9 July 2012.

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