Olympics: Tre Houston To Compete On Tuesday

August 15, 2016

Bermuda’s Tre Houston is set to compete on Tuesday in the 200m sprint at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, marking the first time in 20 years the island will be represented in the 200m at the Olympics.

This is the first time in over a decade that Bermuda has been represented by a sprinter at the Olympic Games, with the last Bermudian being Xavier James, who competed in the 100m at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Houston is our first 200m competitor since National Coach Troy Douglas suited up at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and this also marks the first ever year that Bermuda will be represented by sprinters at both the Olympics and Paralympics, as Jessica Lewis will be racing at the Paralympics next month in Rio.

Houston will be in Heat 7 along with Fabrice Dabla from Togo, Mike Mokamba Nyang’Au from Kenya, Churandy Martina from Netherlands, Brendon Rodney from Canada, Davide Manenti from Italy, Adama Jammeh from Gambia and Nery Brenes from Costa Rica.

The world record time of 19.19 and the Olympic record time of 19.30 are both held by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt.

Houston is part of Bermuda’s eight-strong team that is representing the island in five different sports, joining rower Shelley Pearson, long jumper Tyrone Smith, swimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger, sailors Cameron Pimentel and Ceci Wollmann, and triathlete Flora Duffy.

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  1. Dest says:

    Get’em Brah

  2. bermuda beauty says:

    What time is the race?

  3. Meserete says:

    Proud of you Tre!!! All thr best !!

  4. Deborah says:

    Tre let those feet fly. We are cheering for you

  5. Me says:

    We are proud of you Tre regardless.Making it to the Olympics is a win in its own..
    RUN RUN RUN! #Thunder

  6. Kimiko says:

    All the best! Proud to be Bermudian!❤️

  7. Kennette says:

    Proud to be Bermudian!!! We will be watching!!