Saturday, 14 July 2012 19:05
Lalonde Gordon is enjoying his best ever season.
The 23-year-old athlete clocked personal bests in the men’s 200 metres event – 20.58 seconds indoors and 20.62 outdoors.
He has also run his fastest 400 metres times in 2012 – 45.33 outdoors and 46.43 indoors.
During his indoor campaign, Gordon actually had world-leader status in both events. He ended the indoor season third in the world in the 200 and 29th in the 400.
Gordon’s 2012 indoor highpoint, however, came at the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, where he ran the leadoff leg for Trinidad and Tobago in the 4 x 400 metres relay. He combined with Renny Quow, Jereem Richards and Jarrin Solomon for bronze in three minutes, 06.85 seconds – a new national indoor record.
Gordon’s top 2012 outdoor performance came on June 23 at the National Championships, a strong finish earning him 400 metres gold, ahead of Quow and Deon Lendore.