Olympics: Tre Houston Finishes 6th In 200m Heat

August 16, 2016

Bermuda’s Tre Houston made his Olympic debut today, placing 6th in the 200m heats, crossing the line in a time of 20.85.

Houston, 26, was running in lane five in the seventh of 10 heats. Only the top two athletes from each heat automatically advance to the next round with the next four fastest times also moving on to one of the coveted spots.

Houston’s time will not see him advance, however his appearance at these Games marks the first time in 20 years Bermuda has been represented in the 200m.

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Nery Brenes from Costa Rica won the heat in a time of 20.20, Churandy Martina from the Netherlands was 2nd in 20.29, Brendon Rodney from Canada finished 3rd in 20.34, Davide Manenti from Italy was 4th in 20.51, Gambia’s Adama Jammeh was 5th in 20.55, Houston was 6th in a time of 20.85, while Fabrice Dabla from Togo placed 7th in a time of 21.63.

Defending gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica eased up at the line and won the ninth heat in 20.28.

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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. PROUD says:

    Well done!! An honor to have made it this far like you always wanted. So happy to see Bermuda compete.

  2. Thinker says:

    Great job Tre!!!

  3. Tom-E says:

    Well Done!! Bermy Proud!!

  4. Day says:

    Your hard work and dedication deserves a gold medal! Great efforts and thanks for representing us.

  5. um just saying says:

    Well done. You are a champion! 4 years to prepare for Tokyo.

  6. bermuda beauty says:

    We are proud you Tre!!!!

  7. Sook says:

    Well done young man. Chin up chest out. You did a great job.

  8. Micro says:

    That’s 63rd overall. Not bad at all at this level of competition.

  9. U can't be serious says:

    Congrats tre .. honored to watch you and the other athletes compete for our island….proud of all of you! #proudtobebermudian ….qualifying for the Olympics alone is an accomplishment in its self

  10. O.M.G says:

    Great job Tre you make us very proud on this little island. Enjoy the rest of the games. Keep up the good work.