Cuban Robles to Attend his First Competitions in U.S.A.


Cuban hurdler Dayron Robles will compete for the first time in the United States in June, Jorge Luis Aguilera, member of the Technical Committee of the Cuban Athletics Federation, said on Wednesday.

Aguilera exclusively told Prensa Latina that the winner of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 110-meter hurdles will run in the city of Eugene on June 2, and in New York on June 9.

Robles, also world record holder (12.87 seconds), ran last week in Puerto Rico, but has never done so on U.S. soil.

In Eugene, in the state of Oregon, where the U.S. team for the 2012 Olympics in London will be chosen at the end of June, Robles will participate in the Prefontaine Classic, the fourth stage of the Diamond League.

While in New York, he will compete in the Adidas Grand Prix (sixth phase of the League) where, according to organizers, he will be accompanied by his compatriot hurdler Orlando Ortega.

They will also face hosts Jason Richardson, defending world champion, David Oliver, Olympic bronze medalist and national record holder, and Aries Merritt, world indoor champion.  (Taken from PL)

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