Braf’s big day
Is “Braf” back?
For 13.23 seconds yesterday, it certainly looked that way.
Barbados, and the rest of the world, will find out if Ryan Brathwaite’s return can truly include Olympic glory today when the former World champion takes his place in the semi-finals – and hopefully the finals – of the men’s 110 hurdles at the Olympic Stadium.
All eyes will be on London from 2:15 p.m. local time as the country’s last hope tries to be among the first men to cross the line and advance to the eight-man field final, which is slated for two hours later.
And Brathwaite (here, second right) signalled his intent to make that elite eight after posting the preliminaries’ second best time of 13.23 seconds in Heat 5, which was won by American Aries Merritt (left) in 13.07.