“I’d Like to Go Sub-13”- Jamaican Olympic Gold Medallist Aims To Keep Ahead Of Grant Holloway In 110m Hurdles

Published 08/29/2021, 3:01 PM EDT


The 31-year-old Jamaican hurdler, Hansle Parchment, won the 110m hurdles race at the Diamond League. The Jamaican is aiming to stay ahead of his competitor, Grant Holloway, who claimed a silver at the Summer Games.

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Hansle Parchment is a professional track and field athlete hailing from Jamaica. Starting early, the Jamaican won a gold medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade, representing the University of West Indies, Kingston. Not only that, but he also created his personal best with an incredible timing of 13.24. With this timing, he won a national title from Jamaica.

In the year 2012, he secured the third position by competing in the Olympic Games in London. He was successful at recording a better timing of 13.12 seconds. After winning a silver at the World Championship in Beijing and Commonwealth Games in 2015 and 2108, respectively, he set his eyes on a bigger prize. Finally, at the Olympic Games in 2020, he swept the gold and clocked his new personal best of 13.04.

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How was Jamaican’s performance Diamond League

Coming 8th in the meet at Lausanne, he was most certainly not happy with the timing of 13.58 seconds. Furthermore, he also hit the 8th and the 9th hurdle, pushing his chances to win further away. His competitor, Ronald Levy, who won the bronze medal in Olympics, finished 5th and ran with a timing of 13.40 seconds. The race was won by Devon Allen, followed by Swiss runner Jason Joseph and then Pascal Martinot-Lagard, claiming the third spot.

After losing miserably in the previous leg of the Diamond League, also known as Prefontaine Classis, the Jamaican made a flawless comeback into the game. Winning the gold yet again, Hansle clocked 13.03 seconds in Paris, at the Diamond League meet at Charléty Stadium on a Saturday morning. Perhaps this was the season’s best timing, so far.

He was not only more composed and smooth this time but also beat Allen, who won achieved the topmost place on the podium, 3 days ago. Furthermore, this was Allen’s season-best (13.08 seconds) whereas Daniel Roberts came third by running with a time of 13.16 seconds.

What did Hansle Parchment say after his race?

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Finishing first in the race and also giving his personal best, Hansle does not feel satisfied. He said, “I think I could have done better but I’m happy. I want to improve my technique by the end of the season. I’d like to go sub-13!” 

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The Jamaican won his Olympic event by finishing 0.5 seconds before the American hurler, Grant Holloway. Even though there was Parchment has bagged another gold in Paris, he’s well aware of his future expectations and the completion. Let’s see what lies ahead of him in the future.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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