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Meet Renny Quow


Born in Tobago on August 25th, 1987, Renny Quow is a Trinidad and Tobago track and field sprinter, who specializes in the 400 metres. Quow struck gold in the men’s 400 metres at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships, in Beijing, China. Two years after his golden run at World Juniors, he advanced to the finals at the Beijing Olympics, copping seventh spot in the championship race. His personal indoor best occurred in Roxbury, Boston clocking in at a time of 46.70. His personal best outdoor was in Berlin clocking in at 44.53.Quow was discovered at an early age by his Primary School teacher, who gave his information to Coach Gerald Franklyn. Franklyn and his brother guided Quow to many triumphs; one of his early successes came at the 2004 National Junior Championships, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Just 16 at the time, Quow won in a then personal best at 46.60 seconds. It was that clocking that made him realise he had a bright future in the sport. At 44.53 seconds, he is the country’s second fastest quarter-miler ever.Quow is one of 17 athletes who joins the Trinidad and Tobago contingent, to represent the country at this year’s Olympics in London.