In a World Championships full of drama, upsets and miraculous performances, Trinidad and Tobago was fortunate to witness several athletes meet and exceed all expectations.
There were five finals in which T&T featured, and came through with two medals: 100m with Kelly Ann Baptiste and Michelle Lee Ahye among the top 8 in the world; Jereem Richards winning bronze in a closely fought 200m; Keshorn Walcott making his first World Championship final and placing seventh; the one lap quartet of Kelly Ann Baptiste, Khalifa St. Fort, Semoy Hackett and Michelle Lee Ahye and the rapturous victory of the 4x400m Men, winning gold over the USA in World Leading and National Record time.
The Honourable Darryl Smith, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs congratulated the entire team on their efforts in London. He said, "That superb victory to close the championships was the icing on the cake for what was one of the most exciting events of the week. We applaud the entire team on their efforts to bring glory to Trinidad and Tobago.
"Special congrats to first time World Champs medallist Jereem Richards who has announced his arrival on the senior stage as an exciting prospect for the future. I would also like to congratulate the 4x400m gold medalists on their outstanding performances on every leg to emerge as World Champions for the first time in the event. The entire country is proud of you and enjoyed the celebration of our anthem playing in London Stadium."
The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago joins with the Minister in his congratulations to the team as we anticipate for their arrival home to meet and greet fans, both old and new.