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Trinidad and Tobago’s Jehue Gordon, left, races the Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez during the semifinals of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. (David Gray/Reuters)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — When Jehue Gordon bursts from the blocks this summer at the Rio Olympics, he will be trying to help his country outrun the leggy shadows of its higher-profile rivals, Jamaica and the United States.

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Aiming for 100 freestyle Olympic standard: T&T’s Dylan Carter.

2014 Junior Olympic silver and bronze medallist Dylan Carter withdrew from the final of the Men’s 100 metres backstroke Wednesday night to rest up for the 100m freestyle today at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympics trials at the Pan American Aquatic Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Read more: Carter aims for Olympic ‘A’ mark in 100 freestyle

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RISING ATHLETIC star Machel Cedenio became the second Trinidad and Tobago athlete to be selected as brand ambassador for regional cable television provider Flow.

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SPORT Minister Darryl Smith

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith presented more cheques to Elite Athletes on Tuesday at the head office of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs on Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.

Read more: Bovell, Lalonde Gordon get Elite funding cheques

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The Bahamas 4 x 100m relay team which powered to gold in the 2000 Olympic Games. The team comprised Debbie Ferguson, Sevatheda Fynes, Chandra Sturrup, and Pauline Davis-Thompson.

Dr Daniel Johnson, the Bahamas Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, in his key note address to open the first ever Commonwealth Games Federation Americas and Caribbean Region meeting in Bahamas, made the confident declaration that sport and youth are key to Bahamas national development plan.

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GO T&T!: Trinidad and Tobago's Akanni Hislop celebrates his victory in the Carifta Games boys'' under-20 200 metres final, at the National Athletics Stadium in St George's, Grenada, on Monday. -Photo: PAUL VOISIN

Akanni in windy 20.89 run

Akanni Hislop was golden in the boys' under-20 200 metres event, on the third and final day of the 45th Carifta Games, at the National Athletics Stadium here in St George's, Grenada, this evening. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete won the final in a wind-assisted 20.89 seconds, forcing Bahamian Keanu Pennerman (21.03) and Antiguan Coull Graham (21.05) to settle for silver and bronze, respectively.

Read more: And Hislop makes three - CARIFTA 2016

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