Olympic Champ Robles Blames Slow Race on Rain

Olympic Champ Robles Blames Slow Race on RainOlympic Champ Robles Blames Slow Race on RainMarigot, May 9. -Cuban Dayron Robles, Olympic champion in the 110-meter hurdles, blamed the rain on Sunday for his slow time of 13:35 seconds in his first race of the year.

On Saturday, Robles won his race in the 7th Grand Prix of Guadeloupe under rain that affected the entire competition.

"Itâ�Ös rained a lot, and I was barely able to warm up, but I reached my goal; I broke the ice, and now itâ�Ös time to get ready for my next commitments," Robles told Cuban reporters.

Absent from the track since mid-2010 due to an injury, the 2008 champion made his comeback at this race.

"I felt a little strange, I had a slow start, but I kept the lead," he commented.

Robles returned to Havana on Sunday to continue training for a long season, with sights set on the World Championship in Daegu and the Pan-American Games in Guadalajara in October.

His next competitions will be in Hengelo, Holland on May 29, and Ostrava in the Czech Republic on May 31, two stages of the IAAF World Challenge tour. (Prensa Latina)