Friday, January 25, 2013
Former Olympic 110m hurdles champion Robles to retire
HAVANA (Reuters) - Dayron Robles, the 2008 Olympic Games 110 metres hurdles champion and former world record holder, will retire from athletics owing to a lack of attention from Cuban sports officials, his coach said on Thursday.
Robles, 26, pulled out of the 2012 Olympic final with an injury and has struggled to recapture his form of a few years ago when he won the Olympic title in Beijing after setting a world record of 12.87 seconds in June 2008.
(Reporting by Nelson Acosta, Writing by Tom Pilcher in London, Editing by Gene Cherry)