Lalonde Gordon became the second Trinidad and Tobago athlete to win an international 400-metre race in the space of four days when he won the event on Saturday in the 10th Anniversary International/Invitational Track and Field Meeting in Guadeloupe.
Gordon, TnT’s 2012 400-metre Olympic Games bronze medallist, whipped a field that included several of the London 2012 Olympic Games competitors.
He won in a time of 44.91 seconds. Three Bahamians who competed in London and featured in their country’s 4×400 metres relay gold medal win, occupied the places behind Gordon.
Ramon Miller (45.21 seconds), Chris Brown (45.23) and Demetrius Pinder (45.59) were the trio.
Britain’s Martin Rooney who was among the 400-field in the Olympic Games was fifth in 45.92 seconds.
Another Trinidad and Tobago athlete, Jarrin Solomon (46.24) was 7th of the 8 runners. Solomon was a member of the TT 4×400-metre relay team the earned the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. Gordon, Deon Lendore and Ade Alleyne-Forte were the other TT relay men.
Alleyne-Forte meanwhile was 6th placed in the 400- event at the American Track League Meet in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA this past weekend.
Gordon’s win in Guadeloupe joined him with 18-year-old compatriot Machel Cedenio as event successes – Cedenio winning in the Cayman Islands International/Invitational Meet last Wednesday.
Gordon’s winning time put him 7th fastest on the world outdoor 400-metre list this year, just behind fellow Trinidadian Deon Lendore who clocked 44.90 in a USA meet last month. Cedenio’s 44.90 second winning time in the Cayman holds him 18th on the world lead list.