Commonwealth Games: Ronald Levy wins sprint hurdles gold, dedicates victory to his coach Brigitte Foster-Hylton

Ronald Levy edged Hansle Parchment in the men’s high hurdles, with Nicholas Hough taking Australia’s first medal for 32 years in third place.

Ronald Levy secured Jamaica's first gold medal of Gold Coast 2018 by winning the men's 110m hurdles event

Overall, Parchment came into the Games with a seeming edge over his teammate.

But it was Levy who grabbed the upper hand on the Gold Coast, edging ahead as the pair raced over the 10 barriers to take the win, 13.19 to 13.22.

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Ronald Levy dedicates his victory in the 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, to his coach Brigitte Foster-Hylton

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“I would dedicate this victory to Brigitte Foster-Hylton. She has been coaching me. I actually looked at her stats [statistics] last night[ night before the race] and I saw that she won at the Commonwealth Games, and I said that I want to emulate that,” Levy said.

Foster-Hylton won the 100m hurdles the last time the Commonwealth Games was in Australia in 2006.

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MAINTAINED COMPOSURE

Since her retirement from the sport, she has been guiding the hurdling gang at MVP Track and Field Club, where she spent her entire professional track and field career.

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Levy maintained his composure after hitting the first hurdle to edge out his teammate and defending champion Hansle Parchment for the gold medal in 13.19 seconds. Parchment registered 13.22 seconds to secure the silver medal.

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Jamaica’s Ronald Levy in the final of the Men’s 60 metres hurdles during the Muller Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 25, 2018. See PA story ATHLETICS Glasgow. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY

“I didn’t know I win the race until I saw it on the screen. It is definitely a confidence booster,” Levy said. “It is a great feeling to actually win. It really hasn’t kicked in yet.”

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Jamaica’s Ronald Levy (left) and Italy’s Paolo Dal Molin (right) in action during the Men’s 60m Hudles Heat 3 during day three of the 2018 IAAF Indoor World Championships at The Arena Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 3, 2018. See PA story ATHLETICS Birmingham. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

When asked if the victory made up for his mishap at the IAAF World Athletics Championships last year, this is how he responded.

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“What happened in London wasn’t anybody mistake. It is behind me now,” Levy said.

Parchment was happy with his effort and will now turn his attention to the rest of the season.

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“It was a very good race and I am happy. I finished injury free, and I am just gonna keep preparing for the future. I don’t know what happened at the end of the race. I think I might have messed up my technique little bit. I didn’t keep as composed as I was supposed to, but overall it was good,” Parchment said.

 

Ronald Levy secured Jamaica's first gold medal of Gold Coast 2018 by winning the men's 110m hurdles event

MAINTAINED COMPOSURE

Since her retirement from the sport, she has been guiding the hurdling gang at MVP Track and Field Club, where she spent her entire professional track and field career.

Levy maintained his composure after hitting the first hurdle to edge out his teammate and defending champion Hansle Parchment for the gold medal in 13.19 seconds. Parchment registered 13.22 seconds to secure the silver medal.

“I didn’t know I win the race until I saw it on the screen. It is definitely a confidence booster,” Levy said. “It is a great feeling to actually win. It really hasn’t kicked in yet.”

When asked if the victory made up for his mishap at the IAAF World Athletics Championships last year, this is how he responded.

“What happened in London wasn’t anybody mistake. It is behind me now,” Levy said.

Parchment was happy with his effort and will now turn his attention to the rest of the season.

“It was a very good race and I am happy. I finished injury free, and I am just gonna keep preparing for the future. I don’t know what happened at the end of the race. I think I might have messed up my technique little bit. I didn’t keep as composed as I was supposed to, but overall it was good,” Parchment said.

Source: IAAF/ The Star

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