T&T runner wins 400m Gold medal at World Championships

Serbia World Athletics Indoor Championships
Jereem Richards, of Trinidad and Tobago, celebrates after winning and setting a new championship record in the Men’s 400 meters at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, March 19, 2022.
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Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem “The Dream” Richards captured men’s 400 metre gold at the World’ Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia recently.
He is the first Trinidad and Tobago athlete to win this title although Richard’s former teammate and friend, the late Deon Lenore, twice came close, by recording bronze medal finishes in the 400 metre in Birmingham, London in 2018 and Portland, Oregon in 2016.
 Lenore, died in a vehicular accident in Texas last January.
Running out of lane six at the Stark Arena in Belgrade, Richards produced his best 400m indoor performance ever when he clocked a championship record and personal best time of 45 seconds flat.
The quarter-miler beat to the line American silver medalist Trevor Bassitt, who also clocked a personal best of 45.05s, followed by bronze receiver, Sweden’s Carl Bengtrostrom in 45.33s.

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