Jehue Gordon takes a break from training to speak to the BBC
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

A day in the life of Jehue Gordon

Trinidad and Tobago's Jehue Gordon escaped the gang and drug culture many of his friends got caught up in, and found a safe haven in athletics.

In 2008, just after the Beijing Games which Gordon attended as a teenage observer, a landslide hit the family home.

However, the rising star of track and field is now a Olympic finalist in the London 2012 men's 400m hurdles.

The BBC followed Jehue as he spent another day training for his big moment.

  • 06 Aug 2012