Jereem Richards 

 

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Jereem Richards is a 200m and 400m track and field sprinter hailing from Point Fortin, Atlantic's home community. Jereem is the current national 200m title-holder at 20.03 (+0.3 m/s). He is reigning 200m Commonwealth Games champion and ran the second leg of the fourth-placed men’s 400m relay team in the 2018 Games.

 

In his 2018 season, Jereem received a silver in the men’s half-lap race at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Challenge Meet; 3rd place in the IAAF Diamond League’s 200m; 2nd place in the 44th Prefontaine Classic; and 3rd place in the Adidas Boost Boston Games.

 

His career highlights include 4x400m relay gold with team TTO and 200m bronze from the 2017 International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in London, United Kingdom. In September 2017, he became a professional and relinquished his collegiate eligibility. He remains enrolled at the University of Alabama to continue to pursue his degree.

 

Jereem's accolades include 400m relay silver in the 2011 Pan American Under20 Championships; 100m relay gold in the 2012 National Championships; bronze in the 400m relay in the 2012 World Under20 Championships; bronze in the 400m relay in the 2012 World Indoor Championships; and bronze in the 100m relay in the 2013 CAC Championships.