Jehue Gordon

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Jehue Gordon
Jehue Gordon Moscow 2013.jpg
Gordon at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Nationality  Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1991-12-15) 15 December 1991 (age 25)
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 24 June 2010,[1] and signed a deal with Adidas in August 2010.[2]

Formerly a pupil of Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain,[3] 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.[4] 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,[5] 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.[6] He progressed through the rounds and reached the final, finishing in fourth with a 48.26-second national record.[7] Statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava picked out Gordon's performances as sign of promise for future success.[8] At the start of the 2010 season, he took a 400 m and 110 metres hurdles double at the trials for the CARIFTA Games.[9] 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.

International competitions[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 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 52.26
4th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.60
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 4 × 400 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 4 × 400 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
World Junior Championships Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada 1st 400m hurdles 49.30
2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 3rd 400 m hurdles 50.10
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.08
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 400 m hurdles 48.86
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 1st 400 m hurdles 47.69
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.74
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 2nd 400 m hurdles 48.75
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 31st (h) 400 m hurdles 49.91
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 35th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.98

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jehue Gordon Turns Professional". HSInternational: News and Announcements. 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Laurence, Kwame (5 August 2010). "Gordon signs with adidas". Trinidad Express. 
  3. ^ "Jehue Gordon's school - Queen's Royal College, Trinidad and Tobago", BBC Sport, 10 September 2010.
  4. ^ Finisterre, Terry (13 April 2009). More records fall in 2009 CARIFTA Games – Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
  5. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (6 July 2009).Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall – CAC Champs Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
  6. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (15 August 2009). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 August 2009.
  7. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (18 August 2009). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 22 August 2009. Archived 8 September 2009.
  8. ^ 2009 – End of Year Reviews – HURDLES. IAAF (24 December 2009). Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
  9. ^ Clarke, Clayton (15 March 2010). "Gordon takes hurdles double at Trinidad & Tobago Carifta Trials". IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 20102.

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