Monday 30 March, 2020

Watch: Glorious gold for T&T at IAAF Men's 4x400 World Relay Finals

Photo courtesy the TTOC.

Photo courtesy the TTOC.

Trinidad and Tobago thundered through to victory with gold at the IAAF Men's 4x400 World Relay Finals in Yokohama, Japan on May 12, 2019.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee shared a post congratulating the team, who finished first with a time of 3:00.81, while Jamaica placed second with 3:01.57, and Belgium placing third with a time of 3:02.70.

Team USA was disqualified after a reported lane infringement.

"GOLDEN BOYS!!!! Trinidad and Tobago bringing home GOLD in the Men 4x400 Relays at the  ‪#IAAFWorldRelays2019…What a fight to the finish line!! Wonderful run by our athletes !! Great finish @machelcedenio #Yokohama #TeamTTO #trinidadandtobago #10Golds24 #proud ‪@reemy_rich19 @machelcedenio  @deonlendore  @iamasaguevara”. 


Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley praised the team for their hard work and magnificent win.

"Congratulations to T&T's 4x400m relay team on winning gold at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan this morning. The T&T quartet of Deon Lendore, Asa Guevara, Jereem Richards and Machel Cedenio clocked a World Leading time of 3:00.81."

The TTOC praised the wonderful effort by athletes Machel Cedenio, Deon Lendore, Asa Guevara and Jereem Richards.

“The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee ( TTOC) and Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA)  extends congratulations to the Trinidad and Tobago men's 4x400 m relay team on their Gold medal performance at the IAAF World Relay in Yokohama Japan.

"The overall performance of the Team has inspired and motivated their fellow countrymen and women.  It was indeed a wonderful Mother's Day gift. 

"The effort reflected courage and an indomitable will to win. The anchor leg produced by Machel Cedenio was a display of focused calm,  self belief and unwavering determination. 

"Congratulations to the athletes, their coaches, management  and the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago."

"As our Nation faces economic challenges, sport continues to deliver good news to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, highlighting yet again, that sport can make a positive difference to our Country," the TTOC said. 

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