Cuban Robles Thinks US Hurdlers Are the Men to Beat in Berlin
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- 07 / 31 / 2009
In statements published by the Spanish daily AS, Robles said he is working at ease in order to become world champion in the German capital.
The Cuban, who also has the two best season performances (13.04 and 13.06), is now training in the track belonging to the Fuente de la Niña de Guadalajara stadium in Spain.
Despite the physical problems he suffered recently, Robles is confident that he could even set a new world record.
The 22-year-old hurdler pointed out that is a shame Xiang can not compete due to his lesions; he guaranteed that those racing in Berlin will do their best though.
Robles’ ruling of the world started on June 12th 2008 after setting the world record in Ostrava, Czech Republic, when he stopped the clock one hundredth of a second less that Xiang’s 12.88.
Afterwards he fulfilled every sportsperson’s dream when he won the Olympic gold medal in Beijing, China.
When asked about Jamaican Usain Bolt, Robles answered that the two of them have good relations.
“We have known each others since the junior categories”, he recalled and added that Bolt’s performances are “great”, and assured the reporter that he has never even dreamt about racing the 100 meters.
Source: Caribbean Net News