Deon Lendore, aged 29 was a Trinidadian 400m sprinter. Lendore competed at the Olympic Games, World Championships, CAC Championships, and Pan American Games. Although, everything came to an end when the young sprinter left for heaven at just 29 in a car crash.
It is heard that the accident took place in Trinidad. However, there are still no details on the accident yet. Lendore’s family is yet to come up with the official statement.
According to World Athletics, Deon was ranked No.8 in the 400-meter event. Deon had won 1 Bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics in the 4*400 relay race for Trinidad and Tobaco. Furthermore, he also had won a silver medal in the 2015 World Championships in the 4*400 meter event.
Deon had a personal best of 44.36 in the 400-meter individual event. That best came in Lexington, the USA in 2014.
With his sad demise, many fans and followers of Deon Lendore took Twitter to pay their tributes. Classix, who sponsored Deon shared their grief as well.
Trinidad and Tobago 400m sprinter Deon Lendore killed in a car crash in Texas.— Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) January 11, 2022
2012 Olympic bronze medalist (4x400m) and 2015 World championship silver medalist (4x400m) pic.twitter.com/tbn59pfhw7
Deon always was keen on helping those in need. “My biggest interest outside of track and field is helping those in need, no matter what the situation, be it emotional or physical support”, Deon had said in an interview with World Athletics.