Trinidad and Tobago’s World champion 400m hurdle gold medallist Jehue Gordon is expected to be one of the highlights of the 50th Southern Games when they comes off Saturday and Sunday at Guaracara Park, Pointe a Pierre starting from 2 p.m. on both days.
But preceding that on Thursday is the cycling criterium at 7 p.m. that pedals off on Marabella Main Road in front of Awardy’s Hardware.
The 50th anniversary of the Games was also celebrated with a Health and Fun Ride yesterday starting from the Petrotrin Sports Club, proceeding to the MP for Fyzabad office in Fyzabad then back.
The Health and Fun Ride will also be used by the Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation as a silent protest after former national sprint champion Clinton Grant died in a collision with a vehicle Saturday morning.
Back on the track, Gordon is expected to line up in the 400 metres Men Invitational and will face off against USA’s Sharif Webb, countryman Tyler Francis, Jamaica’s Oral Thompson, Bahamas’ Jameson Strachan and Canada’s Kyle Smith.
National indoor 60m record holder Michelle Lee Ahye will line up n the 100 metres and 200 metres women’s events, while Olympic medallist Keston Bledman is in the fray for the 100 metres and 200 metres men’s event.