Dayron Robles to sit out 2013 season in protest, from AP story, notes by Larry Eder

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Dayron Robles, Golen Gala Roma 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net

In a copyrighted story today by the Associated Press, the coach of Dayron Robles, the former WR holder and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 110 meter hurdles will sit out the 2013 season, not from injury, but as a form of protest against the Cuban officials who manage track & field athletes. 

Santiago Antunez, the esteemed coach of Dayron Robles, the 2008 Olympic champion, says that the 110 meter Olympic hurdle champion will not compete in 2013. Robles made the final of the 2012 London Olympics, but stopped midway, holding the hamstring on his right leg.

In a copyrighted article from the Associated Press, Antunez notes that he has been unsuccessful in convincing his athlete to change his mind. 


Per Antunez, Dayron Robles feels that he has received poor treatment from the Cuban sports officialdom. 

Robles is one of the most popular athletes on the circuit. When he is healthy, indoors or outdoors, Robles has competed with the very best. His frustration with his country's officials, per the AP article has come to a head, and Robles, in protest of his treatment, will not race in 2013. 

Robles may have been raised in a communist country, but he appreciates capitalism just fine. By sitting out of 2013, the Cuban officials will not see any of the money that Robles is paid for competing and appearing at various events. In Cuba, the federation receives more of the athletes' earnings than do the athletes. 


For Dayron Robles, giving up racing has to be difficult. I recall watching Dayron Robles and David Oliver (July 2011), doing an interview at the AREVA Paris DL. These guys enjoyed each others company, obviously knew their events and knew each time that they had competed against each other. Robles also knows, if he is to change anything for himself or his countrymen, he must hit the officials and federation in something that they value: money is one of those currencies. 


More details to come...


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Liu, Robles, Richardson, photo par PhotoRun.net

Santiago Antunez, el entrenador estimado de Dayron Robles, el 2008 campeón Olímpico, dice que el 110 metro campeón Olímpico de valla no competirá en 2013. Robles hizo el final de las 2012 Olimpiadas londinenses, pero paró a medio camino, teniendo el tendón de la corva en su pierna derecho. En un artículo registrado en el registro de la propiedad literaria de The Associated Press, Antunez nota que ha sido fracasado en convencer a su atleta para cambiar de opinión. Por Antunez, Dayron Robles se siente que ha recibido tratamiento pobre del cubano luce burocracia. Robles es uno de los atletas más populares en el circuito. 


Cuando es sano, dentro o fuera, Robles ha competido con el lo mejor. Su frustración con los funcionarios de su país, por el artículo de AP ha llegado a un punto crítico, y Robles, en la protesta de su tratamiento, no competirá en 2013. Robles puede haber sido levantado en un país comunista, pero aprecia el capitalismo sólo multa. Aguantándose de 2013, los funcionarios cubanos no verán cualquiera del dinero que Robles es pagado competir y parecer en varios acontecimientos. 


En Cuba, la federación recibe más de las ganancias de los atletas que hace a los atletas. Para Dayron Robles, abandonando competir tiene que ser difícil. 


Recuerdo mirando Dayron Robles y David Oliver (julio 2011), haciendo una entrevista en el DL de AREVA París. Estos chavos disfrutaron de cada otros compañía, supieron obviamente que sus acontecimientos y supieron cada vez que habían competido contra uno al otro. Robles también sabe, si es de cambiar algo para él mismo o para sus compatriotas, él debe golpear a los funcionarios y la federación en algo que valoran: dinero es uno de esas monedas. 


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