Walcott, Gordon head T&T team to World Championships
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Olympic javelin gold medallist Keshorn Walcott and defending 400 metres hurdles champion Jehue Gordon are among 21 athletes selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) at the World Championships in Beijing, China, later this month.
Gordon is also part of the 4x400m squad, while Walcott recently added the Pan Am title to his list of accomplishments.
Keston Bledman will lead the charge for T&T in the men's 100m dash after triple Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson was ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury.
T&T is expected to have strong representation in the men's 400m with four quarter milers - Machel Cedenio, Deon Lendore, Lalonde Gordon, and Renny Quow - posting sub-45-second times this season. Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Michelle-Lee Ahye will lead T&T's campaign in the women's 100m.
Quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon will be part of the T&T coaching staff in Beijing.
Men - Keston Bledman (100, 4x100), Rondel Sorrillo (100, 4x100), Kyle Greaux (200, 4x100), Machel Cedenio (400, 4x400), Lalonde Gordon (400, 4x400), Renny Quow (400, 4x400), Jarrin Solomon (400, 4x400), Mikel Thomas (110 hurdles, 4x100), Jehue Gordon (400 hurdles, 4x400), Keshorn Walcott (javelin), Emmanuel Callender (4x100), Dan-Neil Telesford (4x100), Deon Lendore (4x400).
Women - Kelly-Ann Baptiste (100, 4x100), Michelle-Lee Ahye (100, 4x100), Semoy Hackett (100, 200, 4x100), Khalifa St Fort (100, 4x100), Reyare Thomas (200, 4x100), Kamaria Durant (200, 4x100), Sparkle McKnight (400 hurdles), Cleopatra Borel (shot put).
Officials - Dexter Voisin (manager), Dr Ian Hypolite (head coach), Edwin Skinner (coach), Charlie Joseph (coach), Gunness Persad (coach), Ato Boldon (coach), Ismael Lopez Mastrapa (coach).