3-Time Olympic Medalist Deon Lendore Killed In Car Accident

3-Time Olympic Medalist Deon Lendore Killed In Car Accident

Trinidadian Olympic Bronze Medalist and former Texas A&M athlete Deon Lendore was killed in a car accident Monday in Texas. He was 29

According to Olympics.com, the cause of the collision was not immediately known. The sprinter, who was a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater the past two years, was reportedly returning from practice at the time of the crash.


Lendore won multiple medals while competing at the London Games in 2012. He anchored Trinidad and Tobago, his home country, to bronze in the men’s 4×400 meters relay at the London Games.

The former NCAA Texas A&M athlete also won silver at the 2015 World Championships for the same event. Lendore took home two individual bronze medals at the Indoor World Championships in 2016 and 2018.

Yahoo Sports reported that Lendore was a 12-time All-American when he attended Texas A&M and won five indoor and outdoor national titles with the Aggies.

“This is very difficult to express, I can’t even express this loss,” Texas A&M University track and field head coach Pat Henry said in a written statement. “Over the years our relationship had changed to not only one of my athletes to coach, but he was loved by my wife, children, and grandchildren. He was part of my family. It hurts, it really hurts. My thoughts are with his family and the efforts to get through this very difficult period of time.”