No more 'Donkey Man', Francis ready to be Jamaica's 'Transporter'
Buoyed by his world-class anchor leg, brilliantly landing Jamaica men's 4x400m metre team silver at the Rio Olympics in Brazil, Javon Francis says he has grown in confidence and maturity and wants to ditch his high school moniker 'Donkey Man' and focus on becoming a world beater..
"It is a new Javon Francis, 'Transporter' right now, no more 'Donkey Man'," he pointed out.
"I am looking forward again for next year. I am just gonna work hard to try and make it to the final in the individual events, this year I made it to the quarterfinals in lane one so I feel good about my performance, although I ran 44.00," Francis continued.
Francis was speaking with STAR Sports upon arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport, on Wednesday.
Francis, who made it to the men's 400m quarter finals, then return to anchor the 4x400m relay team of Fitzroy Dunkley, Nathon Allen and Peter Matthews to second in 2:58.16, says he is ready to push for individual medals at future Games.
"I would have called it the best of me. I just go out there confident as always with my team, I just go out there and just perform to the best of my ability."
"I am more comfortable, I had to change up my race strategy, everyone know that I am a hard person to go out and blow up, so I just change it up back and I feel comfortable that way, so I just need to work with that," he said.