Parchment recovering nicely

Monday, September 23, 2013

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OLYMPIC Games 110m hurdles bronze medallist Hansle Parchment is recovering nicely from the injury he sustained during the Moscow World Championships.

"I believe recovery is close to 100 per cent," said Parchment, who hit the ninth hurdle and fell during the semi-finals of the men's 110m hurdles at the World Championships in August.

It was the second time in two months that injury had knocked the holder of the Jamaican 110m hurdles record of 13.05 seconds over.

In June, Parchment was preparing for his 110m hurdles contest at the Jamaican National Trials when
he ran straight into a hurdle at the warm-up track and was forced to skip the trials.

However, he was quick to point out that the Moscow's injury had nothing to do with the one picked up in June. "I don't really think there was a connection," he said while adding, "even though I had that problem with my ankle, it did not affect me anytime at all during the time before the semi-finals in Moscow".

Parchment, a full-time student at the University of West Indies (UWI), said he is just "seeing the doctor for treatment".

Also, he said, "I am just resting, recovering before training, so
when I start training I think I will be in good shape".

But looking back at Moscow, Parchment said: "I felt really confident that I would have made it to the final, possibly getting a medal as well, but these things happen in hurdles, and we get disappointments sometimes, so we just have to work through these things and come back stronger for the next time."

Asked how he felt when it happened and after watching the final, which was two hours later, Parchment replied. "I was in pain. I would have loved to be in the final. It was a fast race, but I believe if I was there the possibility exists that it would have been a little faster ... I am disappointed, but still
satisfied, because I went out there and did my best."

However, with the World Championships and the 2013 season now history, Parchment, who eyes the sub-12 second club, said, "I just have to look forward to next year."


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