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2012 London medalist and three-time Olympic medalist dies in a car crash as Trinidadians and Tobago mourners

TRIBUTES has blamed Olympic medalist Deon Lendore after the 29-year-old died in a car crash.

Lendore won bronze in the Trinidad and Tobago 4x400m relay team at London 2012.

Deon Lendore competes 400m at Tokyo 2020

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Deon Lendore competes 400m at Tokyo 2020Credit: AFP
A 29-year-old man tragically died in a car crash in Texas

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A 29-year-old man tragically died in a car crash in TexasCredit: Getty

After that, he competed in individual 400m events at Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

The sprinter is believed to have been killed in a smash where he trained in Texas.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee paid tribute to their athletes in a statement.

Words cannot adequately express our sadness at the devastating and untimely loss of three-time Olympic and Olympic bronze medalist and world champion Deon Lendore, who is an inspiration and motivation for all of us both on and off the track.

“Deon has flown the Trinidad and Tobago flag with pride, honor, patriotism and indomitable will throughout his career, helping and inspiring many people.

“We extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to his family, friends, teammates, coach, Abilene Club, Arima Community and everyone he will touch.

“It’s a sad day for the Commonwealth Sports Movement and the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Games.”

Lendore also won a relay silver medal at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

He is a student athlete at Texas A&M University and achieved an individual 400m best of 44.36 seconds in 2014.

Jamaican runner-up Natoya Goule wrote on Instagram: “I am so shocked Deon. You broke my heart”.

American pitcher Darrell Hill added: “RIP Champ. Thanks for all the laughs and the good vibes. ”

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