Tough luck for McLeod - but don't even think of touching men's 110m hurdles Trials qualifiers Featured

By Sports Desk July 02, 2021 5012













Recent calls to replace one of three men who took the top places in the men's 110m hurdles at Jamaica’s National Championships last weekend, with Olympic Champion Omar McLeod, tells me one thing, we haven’t learned our lesson.

McLeod is far and away one of the best athletes in the world at the event and would be a solid contender to reclaim his title.  The fact of the matter, however, is that he came last at the trials and that's just the way it is.

The last time we found ourselves in a similar situation was in 2008 when John Public wanted to replace a certain Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with Veronica Campbell-Brown, because of the latter’s proven ability to win medals.  How did that turn out?

In case you have forgotten let me remind you, Fraser-Pryce has gone on to win 9 World Champions and two Olympic gold medals.  Who knows what would have happened, had she been replaced.  It’s always difficult when a champion or favourite crashes out, but fair is fair.

In any case, even though Grant Holloway is the clear favourite, he narrowly missed out on breaking the world record recently, I believe Ronald Levy, Damion Thomas, and Hansle Parchment are definite medal contenders for Tokyo.  With an event like the men’s 110m hurdles you just never know.

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