World champion Jehue Gordon has been described as “an exemplar” by National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAA) president Ephraim Serrette.
“I’m very happy for Jehue,” Serrette told the Express, following the athlete’s victory in the IAAF World Championship men’s 400 metres hurdles final, at the Luzhniki Stadium, here in Moscow, Russia, yesterday.
“He’s one of the athletes,” the president continued, “our athletes need to look at. He’s an exemplar, always thanking the people who have been there for him. The other athletes need to take a page.”
The T&T team manager here in Moscow, Dexter Voisin, was thrilled with Gordon’s golden run.
“Based on what I saw leading up to the final, I expected great things, and he delivered tonight. He went with his race-plan. It was nail-biting.
“So much is in the air right now with track and field back home,” Voisin continued, “especially negative vibes. This will bring positive vibes. This augurs well for us. I’m sure the other athletes will be motivated.”
Serrette said that Gordon’s success is a big boost for T&T track and field, especially since he is based at home.
“His victory augurs well for the sport, more so coming out of Trinidad and Tobago—training at home with a local coach (Dr Ian Hypolite).”