Coleman: Parchment training well
Beijing IAAF World Championships runner-up Hansle Parchment is already a handful for his rivals in the 110 metre hurdles and he could be even better this season.
According to his coach Fitz Coleman, Parchment's preparation for the Olympic campaign is going well.
In an interview at last week's PUMA/JAAA Jamalco Development meet, Coleman was quietly optimistic about his charge's prospects.
"This season so far, he has been responding well," he revealed," and it's possibly his best general phase in a while." He continued in an optimistic vein, saying, "we've had far less hitches in terms of injuries and these things."
"If he can keep that up, then we'll see how it goes," surmised the veteran coach.
The 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner had a patchy season with no races in between his second place finishes at the National Senior Championships in June and the World Championships in August. The tall 25 year-old nevertheless managed to muster a seasonal best time of 13.03 seconds to get the World silver medal.
The only time he has run faster was in 2014 when he lowered his national record from 13.05 to 12.94 seconds.