PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC- Dr. Ian Hypolite, coach of world 400 metres hurdles champion Jehue Gordon, believes the Trinidadian’s success will boost the profile of the sport in the twin republic.
Dr. Hypolite was addressing a reception at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain in honour of Gordon’s gold medal run at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow last month.
Gordon was showered with praises and gifts for clocking a personal best 47.69 seconds to win World Championship gold.
“It is a massive success and of course people migrate toward success,” said Gordon.
“There has been a lot of interest in the club and moreso a lot of interest expressed in hurdling and hopefully this will generate the type of atmosphere and interest we need to promote it”.
Gordon is the second T&T athlete to earn World Championship gold, following in the footsteps of 1997 men’s 200 metres champion Ato Boldon.