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  • 04 / 11 / 2009

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Cuba's Olympic 110m hurdles champion and world record holder Dayron Robles is recovering from a thigh injury and will be back to the track this summer, said his coach Santiago Antunez.
For three weeks we have been moving and training (...) with our sights set on the Germany World Cup, scheduled for August 15 to 23, Antunez told Radio Rebelde station.
According to his trainer the 22 year old Robles and world record holder has no problems or discomfort to compete in about five meets in June and July in which Antunez will evaluate the level of intensity and results.
The Olympic champion interrupted a winter tour in February after suffering a lesion at a meet in Lievin (France) and returned to Cuba for medical attention.
Robles needs a support to run because he has difficulties with a flat foot and this is too troublesome, although not as much as the problem of physical lesions, Antunez explained.
The hurdler won one of the two gold medals Cuba won in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He had had a dream-like season that year after setting a new world record.
As well as being chosen 2008 best athlete in Cuba Robles also received the distinction of the best performance in 2008, according to the International Track and Field Federation.
(Juventud Rebelde)

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