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London calling for young hurdler Jehue Gordon



Sun 11 Sep 11: Jehue Gordon set a new best time of 48.66 seconds at the Berlin World Challenge meeting.

Tue 30 Aug 11: Jehue Gordon missed out on qualification for the final of the 400m hurdles at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea by just one hundredth of a second.

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Jehue Gordon rues missing out on the 400m hurdles final

Finishing third in his semi-final, Jehue's time of 49.08 seconds was not quite fast enough to progress to the final of the event in which he came fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

Jehue was only allowed to compete after last-minute negotiations between the competition's organisers and Trinidad and Tobago's athletics association that initially failed to register the hurdler.

Tue 23 Aug 11: Jehue Gordon was reportedly missed off the list of Trinidad and Tobago athletes entered for the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea (Trinidad & Tobago Guardian).

A release from the Trinidad and Tobago NAAA said Gordon's omission was an oversight for the Games, where Jehue is due to run in the 400m hurdles.

However, on Tuesday, Jehue indicated on Facebook that the situation had been resolved, posting: "So I finally got the news that I for through to run the 400 mh for my country. We are going to go ALL OUT."

Mon 15 Aug 11: Jehue retained his 400m hurdles title at the National Championships (Trinidad Express) and set a new season's best time of 48.75 secs.

Sun 10 Jul 11: A year before he hopes to run at the London Olympics, Jehue had a chance to acclimatise to the UK's wet and windy conditions. At the Diamond League in Birmingham Jehue ran 49.21secs to finish fifth .

Thu 26 May 11: Jehue has qualified for the Olympics by running 49.09secs at the Diamond League in Rome.

Responding to the BBC via a social networking site, Jehue wrote: "I ran my sb [season best] last week in rome 49.09 qualified with the A standard for world champ an olympics already so just tryna improve now an get ready for wrlds".

Sat 08 Jan 11: After winning yet another Athlete of the Year award (Inside Track), Jehue Gordon said his goal for 2011 is to run the 400m hurdles in under 48 seconds.

Wed 29 Dec 10: Jehue Gordon was named Memphis Athletic Club's Male Athlete of the Year (Trinidad & Tobago Newsday) and Sportsman of the Year by a local newspaper (Trinidad & Tobago Guardian).

Thu 9 Sep 10: Jehue Gordon will not participate in the Commonwealth Games but will start at the University of West Indies in Trinidad where he'll be studying sports management.

Fri 27 Aug 10: In the final Diamond League meeting of the season, Jehue Gordon finished seventh in the 400m hurdles with a time of 49.80secs.

Fri 13 Aug 10: Jehue ran 50.07secs as he finished sixth in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in London.

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Sat 24 Jul 10: Jehue took the 400m hurdles title at the World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada with a time of 49.30secs. Read the race report here.



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