Jehue Gordon (born 15 December 1991) is a Trinidadian track and field athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. He turned professional on 24 June 2010, and signed a deal with Adidas in August 2010.
Gordon at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics
|Nationality||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Born||15 December 1991|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Event(s)||400 metres hurdles|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||400 m: 46.43 s (Marabella 2010)|
400 m h: 47.69 s (Moscow 2013)
Formerly a pupil of Queen's Royal College in Port of Spain, he began his international athletics career at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where he finished fifth in the semi-finals at the age of 16. He was the bronze medallist in the 400 m hurdles at the 2008 CARIFTA Games and went on to win the gold medal the following year, recording a championship record of 50.01 seconds. His success continued in the form of a bronze medal at the 2009 Central American and Caribbean Championships in Athletics, where he ran a time of 49.45 seconds, and a silver at the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships.
He qualified for the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and surprised by setting a world-age best and senior national record of 48.66 seconds in the heats. He progressed through the rounds and reached the final, finishing in fourth with a 48.26-second national record. Statisticians A. Lennart Julin and Mirko Jalava picked out Gordon's performances as sign of promise for future success. At the start of the 2010 season, he took a 400 m and 110 metres hurdles double at the trials for the CARIFTA Games. He went on to improve the championship records in both the 110 and 400 m hurdles at the 2010 CARIFTA Games, earning himself that year's Austin Sealy Trophy.
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- Laurence, Kwame (5 August 2010). "Gordon signs with adidas". Trinidad Express. Archived from the original on 6 August 2010.
- "Jehue Gordon's school - Queen's Royal College, Trinidad and Tobago", BBC Sport, 10 September 2010.
- Finisterre, Terry (13 April 2009). More records fall in 2009 CARIFTA Games – Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
- Clavelo Robinson, Javier (6 July 2009).Culson prevails over Sanchez as six more records fall – CAC Champs Final Day. IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
- Mulkeen, Jon (15 August 2009). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 15 August 2009.
- Mulkeen, Jon (18 August 2009). Event Report – Men's 400m Hurdles – Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 22 August 2009. Archived 8 September 2009.
- 2009 – End of Year Reviews – HURDLES. IAAF (24 December 2009). Retrieved on 2 June 2010.
- Clarke, Clayton (15 March 2010). "Gordon takes hurdles double at Trinidad & Tobago Carifta Trials". IAAF. Retrieved on 2 June 20102.