Keston Bledman at the 2012 Olympics in London
|Nationality||Trinidad & Tobago|
8 March 1988 |
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100m: 9.86 (Trinidad 2012)
200m: 20.73 (Lappeenranta 2008)
Bledman represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 4 × 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.
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. 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, which is currently tied for the 16th fastest ever.
He was also a member of the relay team that won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
|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)|
|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||4 × 100 m relay||40.80|
|World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||7th||100m||10.47 (wind: -0.5 m/s)|
|54th (h)||200m||25.57 (wind: -0.6 m/s)|
|2007||CARIFTA Games (U-20)||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands||2nd||100 m||10.41 (1.2 m/s)|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||1st||4 × 100 m relay||38.06|
|2010||NACAC U23 Championships||Miramar, Florida, United States||4th||100m||10.19 (wind: +1.7 m/s)|
- Athlete biography: Keston Bledman, beijing2008.cn, ret: 29 Aug 2008
- "Tyson Gay runs world-best 100 this year in Clermont". Orlando Sentinel. 4 June 2011.
- Lawrence, Kwame (2012-06-25). Bledman wins Trinidad and Tobago title in 9.86. IAAF. Retrieved on 9 July 2012.