Deon Lendore, the bronze medal winner at the 2012 London Olympics, died in a car accident in Texas, aged 29. According to the investigators, the dynamics would be the following: the collision occurred when his car skidded, invading the opposite lane and crashing into an SUV.
A fatal fight for the athlete. According to Pat Henry, Texas A&M manager, Lendore was on his way home from training. Trinidad's Minister of Sports and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe, said: "He embodied hope and joy every time his feet hit the track.
He was truly a pioneer, a life that ended too soon. We thank him for everything he did to our country." At the London 2012 Olympics, he had won the bronze medal of the 4x400. Lendore also participated in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The biography of the athlete, Deon Lendore
He represented Trinidad and Tobago, disputing the 400 m flat and the 4 × 400 m relay, in three consecutive editions of the Summer Olympic Games from London 2012 to Tokyo 2020.
In the British edition he won the bronze medal in the relay, running with Lalonde Gordon, Jarrin Solomon and Ade Alleyne-Forte. He died in 2022, at the age of 29, due to a car accident, which occurred while traveling the streets of Texas, returning from training.
Lendore was part of the Trinidad team that came second in the 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing he had won the silver medal in the 4x400 with his national team.
Deon Lendore won a bronze medal at the 400 metres event at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships, after two athletes who finished ahead of him were disqualified. Lendore competed at the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
In Tokyo, he reached the semi-finals of the 400 metres competition, and was part of the Trinidad team that finished eighth in the 4 × 400 metres relay event. Later in the year, he finished third in the 400 metres event at the 2021 Diamond League event in Zurich.