Another bronze medal for this country, but two in the bag for Tobagonian Lalonde Gordon, as his family gathered at the home of grandmother Yvonne Gordon yesterday, all beaming with smiles when the race concluded.
Pandemonium erupted at the grandmother's Lowlands home as relatives and friends looked intent at the race, and then there was the crossing of the line, and all hell broke loose.
Oji Gordon, brother of Lalonde, said he spoke with Lalonde on Thursday night and he said the Trinidad and Tobago team were ready to wet the tracks with victory.
He remains proud of his brother's accomplishments.
"When Lalonde spoke with me, he told me watch the show. I said 'Lalonde, everybody motivated for that race tomorrow.' He said 'Yeah.'He said 'doh hut your head, watch the show.'
"Well I watched the time Bahamas and the United States ran and I never doubted Trinidad and Tobago. I never doubted my brother from day one, so I will always say we always had the best chance. In four years again we can be number one. Gold all the way!"
Grandmother Yvonne said she had no fear a medal was sure for Trinidad and Tobago.
"I feel very good. Thank God. I give Him all the praise and all the glory, we could not have done it without Him," granny Yvonne said. She did however have a message for her grandson.
"I'm very proud of him, and I thank God he went through. I didn't see him pull a muscle , I didn't see him get a scratch or nothing, which is good. God is always with him."
Granny Gordon said she slept well Thursday night, in preparation for yesterday's race. Questioned how her grandson should be rewarded, she noted more than a holiday is necessary for him. She however wishes the Trinidad and Tobago team well.
"Somebody was saying they should name the Shaw Park Cultural Complex after him, which will be good. We all have confidence in him after God," she said.
Celebration for the family continued into late evening.