Olympic champion Hansle Parchment credits rival's techniques over coach's training regimen

ATHLETICS Olympic champion Hansle Parchment credits rival's techniques over coach's training regimen

Abigael Wafula 15:25 - 25.03.2024

Grant Holloway's Jamaican archrival is keenly following in the footsteps of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as he looks to cement his place in the world of hurdles at the Olympic Games.

Grant Holloway’s track rival Hansle Parchment is keenly learning how to be consistent in training from multiple World champion Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce.

In an interview, the reigning Olympic champion noted that his compatriot is a motivation to many athletes and she has been able to touch lives on and off the track.

The Jamaican disclosed that keenly following in the footsteps of Fraser-Pryce has helped improve in major aspects of his life, especially in his career.

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“Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce is a huge role model to most of us and I look at how she prepares herself and how she is able to remain consistent over the years.

“That’s one of the things that I look at and I feel like I can apply those aspects to my life because I feel like if I want to be consistent I need to look at someone who has been doing it and who has done it well and try to apply that on myself.

“I think I have been improving quite a bit and seeing the results and if I can keep on building, then I can get better,” he told Citius Mag.

As he goes for this year’s Olympic Games in Paris, France, Parchment certainly wants to defend his title and bag another gold medal for his legacy.

He has already identified what he needs to work on ahead of the global bonanza scheduled for later this year.

“I’m looking to finish in the podium bracket and I know there will be a lot of competition because there are a lot of young guys coming up.

“It’s going to be challenging and I’m looking forward to competing and my goal is to be at the top. I know I’m supposed to work on my technique and ensure that I’m healthy,” he said.