"Words cannot capture the grief we feel after the loss of the triple Olympian and Olympic and World Cup bronze medalist Deon Leondre who has been a source of inspiration for all of us, both on and off the track," the country's Olympic Committee wrote.

Many honor Lendore on social media.

"I'm in complete shock, Deon.

You have broken my heart ", Jamaican 800-meter runner Natoya Goule writes on Instagram. 

Lendore participated in the London Olympics 2012 (where he won bronze in the 4x400 meters), 2016 in Rio de Janeiro and 2021 in Tokyo this summer.

He also took three World Cup bronze medals and a World Cup silver in 4x400 meters.

Lendore's personal record of 400 m was 44.36 from 2014. His season best from last year was from the Diamond League gala in Stockholm when he finished second at 44.73.

He was 0.10 after winning Kirani James from Grenada. 

Keywords: