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Jehue Gordon's schools - Trinidad and Tobago

World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council bring you the stories of the schools where the dreams begin.

Jehue Gordon in the 400m hurdles

One of the world's rising track and field stars in the 400m hurdles, Jehue Gordon ranked 4th in the IAAF Championships in 2009 at the age of 18.

Jehue attended three schools in Trinidad and Tobago's capital, Port of Spain.


Jehue's schools

Maraval Roman Catholic Primary School

Jehue presents Maraval Sportswoman of the Year award, 2010
Jehue Gordon at Maraval Primary graduation
Jehue was a talented boy who excelled at cricket and long distance running
Jacob Sterling, head teacher

The school's 400 pupils are football, cricket and athletics mad and proud of their performance at inter-school sports days.

Jehue showed sporting promise from an early age and won most of the races at school sports day for his house. The hurdling superstar is also remembered for being a maths whiz.

The hurdler has happy memories of his time there from ages five to 12 but one incident has left him scarred for life.

Find out what happened to Jehue and more about the school.


Belmont Boys Secondary School

Belmont Boys Secondary
Jehue struck a balance between training and working hard at school
Lucia Raes, head teacher

The school is proud of its 430 boys, not least Jehue and his long division skills.

Jehue switched his focus from cricket to hurdling at the school after his PE teacher spotted his agility.

They pride themselves on the active role played by their students in the local community and their contribution to the country.

Check out the gym where Jehue learned to hurdle and find out more.


Queen's Royal College

Queen's Royal College
The success of Jehue and other past students is a great inspiration for pupils to work hard and aim for the top
Wayne Marcano, head of athletics

Jehue's profile and training stepped up a gear with his move to prestigious boys only QRC.

The school has a rich tradition in producing prominent Trinidadians including politicians, entrepreneurs and sportsmen.

QRC are proud that a high percentage of their pupils go on to study abroad on academic and sporting scholarships.

Find out more about the school whose former pupils include author VS Naipaul and Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson.


World Olympic Dreams

Jehue is one of the athletes being tracked as London 2012 approaches and they strive to make their Olympic dreams a reality.



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see also
London calling for young hurdler
06 Aug 10 |  World Olympic Dreams
The obstacles facing hurdler Gordon
05 Aug 10 |  World Olympic Dreams
Tom Daley introduces World Class 2012
27 Jul 10 |  World Olympic Dreams


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