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  • 03 / 21 / 2007

Dayron Robles

World Indoor 60-metres hurdles silver medallist Dayron Robles made a successful start to his 2007 outdoor campaign after winning the men's 110m Hurdles at the Rafael Fortun National Meeting in Camagüey at the weekend.

Robles posted a winning time of 13.35 when easing away from the field to win comfortably ahead of second-placed Yoel Hernández, who ran 13.78 and junior Ignacio Morales (13.94).

Two-time Olympic medallist Anier García, who won gold at the Sydney Games in 2000, made a positive start after recently coming off an injury.

"I am happy with the time. My coach asked me to give it all out to assess how my training is going," Robles said.

"I am satisfied. I am bit jetlagged after participating with my coach at the National Sprints and Hurdles Clinic in France last weekend. I will take a short break before resuming training at the end of March", he added.

On the women's side Anay Tejeda, the training partner of Robles also laid down an impressive performance after blazing home to post a time of 12.86 in the 100m hurdles. Yenima Arencibia (13.54) and Ariadna Correa (13.74) completed the top three places.

In other areas, Omar Cisneros ran smartly to take first the men's 400m in 46.05, Indira Terrero 52.02 raced away with the women's event, while Virgen Benavides and Michel Herrera ruled over the 100m dash after clocking winning times of 11.55 and 10.45 respectively.

Source: Caribbean Net News

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