Lalonde returns home today
Saturday, August 18 2012
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Flying high: Olympic bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon celebrates with the TT national flag after competing in the men's 400 metres race at the London O...
LALONDE GORDON, the bronze medallist on the men’s 400-metre sprint at the recently-concluded Olympic Games in London, England, will be returning home today at 12.45 pm.
The 23-year-old Tobago-born New York City resident, on August 6, produced a time of 44.52 seconds to become Trinidad and Tobago’s second-ever 400 metres medallist, after Wendell Mottley who won silver in 1964.
Grenadian teenager Kirani James was victorious in the final, with the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos finishing second and completing a one, two, three for the Caribbean in the event.
And, on August 10, Gordon ran the lead-off leg for Trinidad and Tobago in the 4x400-metre relay, teaming up with Jarrin Solomon, Ade Alleyne-Forte and Deon Lendore to claim bronze, behind the Bahamas and the United States.
TT Olympic gold medallist at the London Games, javelin winner Keshorn Walcott, had a quiet day yesterday as he prepares for the Olympic Caravan Country Tour next week.
According to Walcott’s manager Sean Roach yesterday, “his activities are being monitored by his coach to ensure he doesn’t do any more harm to himself.
“He hasn’t had much time to rest so he’ll be taking the time to do that this weekend,” added Roach. “He has been going nonstop since he reached home (last Monday).”
The Country Tour, which is being organised by the Ministry of Sport and the Office of the Prime Minister, is set to begin on Monday in Tobago, the day of the Eid Holiday, while Tuesday the trip is expected to be in the southland, particularly Siparia, Point Fortin, Penal and Debe.
On Wednesday, the tour will head to South/Central, incorporating places such as Couva, Tabaquite, Talparo and the boroughs of Chaguanas and San Fernando. The South-East region of Trinidad will see persons meeting and greeting the Olympians, in the towns of Mayaro, Rio Claro and Princes Town while the grand finale is Friday, from the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation to San Juan, to Laventille and ending at Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain.