David Oliver wins gold at the 110 meter hurdles, photo by PhotoRun.net
Just look at this picture. This was David Oliver in August 2013, when he won the gold medal in Moscow. After a hard 2011 and 2012, David Oliver had the moment when, after winning the big one, it all seems worth it.
David Hunter, as is his talent, writes about David Oliver today, but gives you a view into his battles in 2011, 2012 and his support of the coach Brooks Johnson, a taskmaster if there ever was one.
For David Oliver, who has now competed eleven years as a professional athlete, it works. Much better than working in a shoe store, and training before and after, hoping for the breakthrough.
Oliver has seen all of that, and experienced all of that. David Oliver has ended 2014, as he has many hurdle races to do in 2015, and 2016, and in those years, there are two cities he will hope to spend time in: Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.