Trinidad and Tobago Olympian Deon Lendore dies in car accident aged 29

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Washington: Olympic and world medalist Dion Landor died at the age of 29 in a car accident in Texas, USA.

The 400m runner from Trinidad and Tobago competed in 3 Olympics including the 2020 Tokyo Games and won a bronze medal in the 4x400m at the 2012 Games in London.

The country’s Olympic Committee condoled the athlete’s death, saying, “The sadness we are saddened by the loss of Dion Leondre, triple Olympian and Olympic and World Cup bronze medalist, cannot be expressed in words. We have been an inspiration to all, both on and off the track.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety told TMZ, Landor was driving west on FM 485 in Milam County in his 2015 Volkswagen Jetta on Monday when it crossed the center line and “sideswiped a vehicle” in the opposite way. done. Texas DPS said Landor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Landor also won silver in the 2015 World 4x400m. The one-lap runner also excelled indoors, winning three bronze medals at the World Indoor Championships.

Two-time Olympian Gwen Berry took to social media and wrote: “Wow… rest in power.”

“One thing I learned last year was the importance of living,” Berry said, adding, “Do what you want… Deal with what you want… with what you want. Love. Don’t die just to live. You live then you die.. I am happier than ever.”

“I’m in complete shock, Dean. You’ve broken my heart”, writes Jamaican 800m runner Natoya Goule on Instagram.

First Published:January 12, 2022, 1:01 pm

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