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Lendore takes on 400m in Van Damme meet
Deon Lendore

Lendore takes on 400m in Van Damme meet

Go Back : Guardian : Sports Desk : 02.09.2021

T&T quarter-miler Deon Lendore will return to the track on Friday in the men's 400 metres at the Allianz Memorial Van Damme, the penultimate round of the Wanda Diamond League in Brussels, Belgium.

Lendore, who placed third in the one-lap event on Tuesday in Italy, his first event following the virus-delayed Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, will line up in lane six against a tough field which includes the reigning Olympic bronze medallist, Kirani James of Grenada.

The other runners are American Michael Cherry, Jamaican Christopher Taylor, Liemarvin Bonevacia (The Netherlands) and Belgium trio Kevin Borlee, Alexander Doom and Jonathan Sacoor.

On Tuesday at the 57th Palio Citta della Quercia meet, at the Stadio Quercia, Rovereto, Lendore clocked 45.19 seconds, to follow winner Cherry with 44.55 and second-placed Isaac Makwala of Botswana in 45.02.

Both Cherry and Makwala emerged medallists in the men's 4x400m relay event with Americans taking gold and the South Africans, the bronze. T&T which included Lendore reached the final but placed eighth.

In the 400m event at the Olympic Games, the Lendore reached the semifinals after placing second in heat five with a time of 45.14. In semifinal heat one, Lendore clocked 44.93 in placing fourth and did not progress to the final.

In the medal race, Bahamian Steven Gardiner nabbed gold, Anthony Zambrano of Colombia copped silver and James, the bronze.