Weir happy with return to form

June 12, 2017
Wayde van NieKerk of South Africa (third right) wins the 200m ahead of (from left) Jason Young, Warren Weir, Zharnel Hughes, Rasheed Dwyer, Sean McLean, and Nigel Ellis at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National stadium on Saturday.

After a season plagued by injury, London Olympics 200m bronze medalist Warren Weir has signalled that he is back to full fitness after a third place finish at the JN Racers Grand Prix on Saturday night at National Stadium.

The 27-year-old Weir, who has been bothered a knee injuries this season, clocked a season's best 20.18 to finish third in the men's 200m.

Weir, who also finished down the track in the men's 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May, told Star Sports that is getting back to full fitness.

 

Extremely pleased

 

"I am more than pleased. I am elated because I have had a bad season so far and to come out here and run 20.18, I am extremely pleased," the former Calabar High School star said.

"It has been a rough season, but patience is truly a virtue. I came out here and all I wanted was to just execute and it deliver for us and I am just extremely pleased," he said.

"Firstly, I started the season with a lot of knee injuries and I was off for a month and so just getting back to fitness after having injuries in the background season, but patience is truly the name of the game and I just give thanks for the run today," Weir said.

He added that Saturday's performance has boosted his confidence ahead of National trials, which will be held at the National Stadium from June 22.

"This put me in a good place with two weeks to go before the trials. It's just once more be patience because this is just key of the game," Weir said.

The event was won by 400m world record holder, Wayde van Niekerk in a world leading time of 19.84. Rasheed Dwyer was second in 20.11 seconds.

Weir's Racers Track Club Teammate, Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain was fourth in 20.22 seconds.

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