Machel Cedenio

ONE-LAP WIN: Machel Cedenio

MACHEL CEDENIO struck gold in a keenly contested men’s 400 metres race at the International Athletics Meeting in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, on Tuesday. The T&T quartermiler stopped the clock at 45.34 seconds.

Cedenio, Jamaican Nathon Allen and Nigeria’s Emmanuele Bamidele battled for supremacy on the home straight. But it was Cedenio who got home first, outleaning his rivals at the line to secure victory.

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Allen and Bamidele were just behind the winner, both clocking 45.39 seconds. Allen had a slight edge in the photo finish, and was awarded silver. Bamidele got bronze, finishing ahead of fourth-placed American Obi Igbokwe (45.70).

Cedenio’s victory was his second in the 400 this season. In his 2019 individual opener, at the Tom Jones Memorial in Florida, USA on April 27, the 23-year-old won the men’s one-lap in 45.03 seconds. He was faster on June 8 at the Racers/Adidas Grand Prix, in Jamaica, clocking a season’s best 44.92 to pick up silver. In between, he anchored T&T to 4x400m gold at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan.


The hungry “Tigers” from St Anthony’s College moved within touching distance of the lead in the Premier Division yesterday. Their 5-1 mauling of Trinity College Moka moved them to within a point of Naparima College after Pleasantville Secondary came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the defending champions in the latest round of Secondary Schools Football League action yesterday.

The hosts Trinidad and Tobago women will look for a winning start to the Concacaf Caribbean Group A Olympic Women’s qualifiers when they take on Aruba on Monday from 5 p.m. at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva. The match will be preceded by a 2.30 p.m. clash between St Kitts and Nevis and Dominican Republic.

Trinidad and Tobago track star Kelly-Ann Baptiste renews her rivalry with long-time Jamaican foe Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the IAAF World Athletics Championship women’s 100 metres semifinals here in Doha, Qatar, today.

DEFENCE FORCE, the first ever Division One champions of the Ascension Invitational Football Tournament, will be at Diego Martin this evening for their final match of the 2019 competition against Mathura ReUnited at 4 p.m.

WILL LEE advanced to the finals in his three events in the Solo Badminton Tournament Friday night at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.