Machel Cedenio

MACHEL IN MEDAL HUNT: Machel Cedenio, en route to victory in the opening IAAF World Athletics Championship men’s 400 metres semifinal heat at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Wednesday. The Trinidad and Tobago quartermiler will challenge for precious metal in today’s final.

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Machel Cedenio will bid to become only the second Trinidad and Tobago athlete to claim a 400 metres medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championships when he competes in the men’s one-lap final at the Khalifa International Stadium here in Doha, Qatar, today. The starting pistol will be fired at 3.20pm (TT time).

At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, T&T’s Renny Quow bagged men’s 400m bronze in 45.02 seconds, finishing behind Americans LaShawn Merritt, the gold medallist in 44.06, and Jeremy Wariner (44.60). In his quest to emulate Quow’s podium feat, Cedenio will have just one American to contend with, Fred Kerley.

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