KESTON   BLEDMAN

DATE OF BIRTH: March 8, 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Port of Spain, Trinidad
EDUCATION: Pleasantville Senior Comprehensive
OLYMPIC EVENTS: Athletics:
  • 100 meters
  • 4 x 100 meters Relay
  • CAREER:                           Bledman's career includes the following significant accomplishments:
    • 2005 World Youth Championships, Marrakesh, Morocco - 100 meters (3rd, 10.55)
    • 2005 Pan American Junior Championships, Windsor, Ontario, Canada - 100 (7th, 10.64), 4 x 100 meters Relay (4th, 40.81, with Kieron Anthony, Kevin Morgan and Marcus Duncan)
    • 2006 World Junior Championships, Beijing, China - 100 meters (7th, 10.47)
    • 2007 Pan American Junior Championships, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 100 meters (1st, 10.32)
    • 2007 Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.34); 4 x 100 meters Relay (4th, 39.23, with Mikel Thomas, Emmanuel Callender, and Marc Burns)
    • 2007 World Championships, Osaka, Japan - 100 mters (Quarterfinals, 10.33)
    • 2008 Central American and Caribbean Championships, Cali, Colombia - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.38); 4 x 100 meters Relay (1st, 38.54, with Aaron Armstrong, Marc Burns, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2008 Olympics, Beijing, China - 4 x 100 meters Relay (2nd, 38.06, with Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2009 World Championships, Berlin, Germany - 4 x 100 meters Relay (Semifinals, 38.47, with Darrel Brown, Marc Burns, and Richard Thompson, Replaced by Emmanuel Callender in Final)
    • 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - 100 meters (7th, 10.32); 4 x 100 meters Relay (1st, 38.24, with Rondell Sorillo, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender)
    • 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico - 100 meters (1st, 10.05); 4 x 100 meters Relay (2nd, 38.89, with Emmanuel Callender, Darrel Brown, Aaron Armstrong, and Rondell Sorillo/preliminary heats only)
    • 2011 World Championships, Daegu, South Korea - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.14); 4 x 100 meters (6th, 39.01, with Marc Burns, Aaron Armstrong and Richard Thompson)
    • 2012 Olympics, London, England - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.04); 4 x 100 meters Relay (3rd, 38.12, with Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2013 World Championships, Moscow, Russia - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.08); 4 x 100 meters Relay (8th, 38.57, with Rondell Sorillo, Richard Thompson, and Ayodele Taffe)
    • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.24); 4 x 100 meters Relay (3rd, 38.10, with Rondell Sorillo, Marc Burns, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2014 IAAF World Relays, Nassau, Bahamas - 4 100 metres Relay (2nd, 38.04, with Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Rondell Sorillo, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2015 Pan American Games, Toronto, Canada - 100 meters (4th, 10.12); 4 x 100 meters Relay (3rd, 38.69 with Rondell Sorillo, Emmanuel Callender, and Dan-Neil Telesford)
    • 2015 IAAF World Relays, Nassau, Bahamas - 4 100 metres Relay (7th, 38.92, with Marc Burns, Rondell Sorillo, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 100 meters (10.20); 4 x 100 meters Relay (Disqualified, with Rondell Sorillo, Emmanuel Callender, and Richard Thompson)
    • 2017 IAAF/BTC World Relays Championships, Nassau, Bahamas - 4 x 100 meters Relay (Semifinal, 39.44, with Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux, and Dan-Neil Telesford
    • 2017 World Championships, London, England - 100 meters(10.26); 4 x 100 meters Relay (38.61 with Emmanuel Callender, Kyle Greaux, and Moriba Morain)
    • 2018 World Indoor Championships, Birmingham, England - 60 metres (6.79)
    • 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.30); 4 x 100 meters Relay (Disqualified in heats with Marc Burns, Nathan Farinha, and Emmanuel Callender)
    • 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, Barranquilla, Colombia - 100 meters (Semifinals, 10.35 Wind), 4 x 100 meters Relay (4th, 38.90, with Jonathan Farinha, Jaden Purcell, and Nathan Farinha)
    AWARDS:
    • 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal (Gold)
    • 2012 - Trinidad & Tobago Humming Bird Medal Gold
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit