Olympic medalist Deon Lendore killed in car crash in Texas at age 29

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Olympic medalist Deon Lendore killed in car crash in Texas at age 29
Deon Lendore at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
  • The sprinter Deon Lendore was killed in a car crash in Texas, his Olympic committee said.
  • He competed in the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympics, winning bronze in 2012.

Olympic sprinter Deon Lendore was killed in a car crash in Texas on Monday. He was 29 years old.

Lendore competed for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympics. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the 4x400 meters race.

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee confirmed his death in a statement on Tuesday.

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Pat Henry, his coach at Texas A&M University, said Lendore had been on his way home from volunteering as an assistant coach at the university, KBTX News 3 reported.

"Words cannot adequately express our sadness at the devastating and untimely loss of 3x Olympian and Olympic and World Championship bronze medalist Deon Lendore who has been an inspiration and motivation to us all both on an off the track," the committee tweeted.

The sports brand Puma, which sponsored Lendore, said it was saddened by his passing.

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