The curtain came down on the 2017 World Athletics Championships on Sunday night with a bronze for Great Britain in the men's 4x400m relay. It looked nearly a certainty at that time that TT will earn a medal, but what colour? But with 50 metres to go, Gordon found another gear, surging past Kerley to hand T&T the title.
T&T sent an initial warning in a tough qualifying run with a season's best time of 2:59.35 seconds, the second fastest time behind qualification winners the United States of America which recorded 2:59.23, for the world leading time this year. We worked so hard and it means so much to our team. "We came out here to execute and that's what we did".
"We talked about it before and we said we could win this", Solomon noted. "We don't put a lot of stock in it other than he knows when you've run against the best the world, you've got to feel pretty good about yourself". And he kicked past him. "It has a special sweet taste for us this year".More news: Manchester United Not Better Than Last Season Says Liverpool Legend
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It said Richards' performance is one that can be an inspiration and a lesson to the youth of Trinidad and Tobago, "as he defied the odds and exceeded the expectations of so many, in what was termed as an upset against a very strong field of world class athletes". Asked about the secret to the team's success, Richards replied, "We had a really good prayer before the race".
"For a while now, people have been saying Trinidad and Tobago is one of the teams who can upset the United States of America in the 4x4 and to actually achieve it right now, I don't even believe it's real right now. Everything is just feeling like a dream". "But you've got to analyze it, there were three collegiate kids on that (USA) relay team". Richards, the double World Champs medallist, described his time in London as "wonderful".
Wil London is coming back to Waco with a medal, even if it wasn't the one the Americans expected.