first_imgWHEN Barbadian OIympian Pearson Jordan died last Saturday, March 28, from COVID-19, he was one of three sportsmen from that country to have died in the past month.According to the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB), ‘Bim’ lost Louis Trotman and Jeffrey Howell as well.“Pearson ‘PG’ Jordan, a past student of the Coleridge and Parry School, hailed from Speightstown and was a member of the Super Stars Athletic Club,” the AAB said in a statement.“Pearson represented Barbados at the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the 100m and the 4x100m Relay with Rawle Clarke, Pearson Trotman and Hamil Grimes. Pearson gained an athletic scholarship to LSU in the USA and on completion of his education he continued to reside in the USA.Louis Trotman was well known for his performances in the 1500m and 3000m.In the 1974 CARIFTA Games in Kingston, Jamaica, he won the gold medal in the 1500m in a time of 4.04.0 minutes. He also won the silver medal in the 3000m in a time of 9:11.19 minutes.Trotman won an athletic scholarship to Fisk University in the United States and on returning to Barbados, he had a long career as a Chemistry and Physics teacher, at the Fredrick Smith Secondary School.  He also had a passion for photography. He was 66.Jeffrey Howell was a sprinter, who was the driving force in the Royal Barbados Police Force athletics team. He served both as an athlete and manager during the seventies and early eighties. (Sportsmax)last_img