This interview of Grant Holloway was done in the mixed zone after his gold medal-winning performance by EBU RADIO.
The men’s 110m hurdle final resembled a play by Samuel Beckett. We will call it, Waiting for the 110m hurdle final (not Waiting for Godot).
So, in the warm-up, Hansle Parchment, Olympic gold medalist, pulled a muscle going over a hurdle and did not compete in the final.
Then, Devon Allen, the fastest man in the world in 2022, with his 12.84 PB on June 12, was DQed in a false start incident. That created a bit of anxiety for all involved.
That Grant Holloway kept his cool and stayed focused was incredible, but that was what he had trained for.
Grant Holloway had a good start and did his thing, running away from the field in the first five hurdles, but keeping his energy high and not stopping his exciting hurdling until he crossed the finish line.
The defending champion from Doha 2019 had won in 2022.
At the Icahn Stadium meet on June 12, after being soundly defeated by Devon Allen, Grant was upbeat and told me that he would be ready for the World Champs.
Grant Holloway was a man of his word.
This interview was done by EBU RADIO.