Ryan ready!Ryan Brathwaite. (FP)
By Sherrylyn A. Toppin in London | Wed, August 01, 2012 - 12:11 AM
Don’t write off Ryan Brathwaite.
Barbados’ track and field coach at the London Olympics, Alwyn Babb, says the 2009 world 110-metre champion hurdler is in better shape than when he competed more than a month ago at the Barbados National Championships.
Babb made the observation after he got a chance to look at Brathwaite when team training continued recently at Newham Leisure Centre.
“He has dropped some more weight since Nationals and the work we did on his start when he was home has improved his first three hurdles,” Babb said.
“He is much faster in the flat running and his aggressiveness, his confidence are returning. He can be very dangerous . . . .”
But that does not stem the concern of thousands of Barbadians who are aware that Brathwaite’s season’s best is 13.29 and he is yet to run under 13 seconds while the world leaders are doing it all the time.Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.
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