Olympic hurdler Jack Green ready to put disappointing 2012 behind him
Jack Green has his heart set on
making athletics history in 2013 to help banish the memory of his
The 21-year-old 400m hurdler leapt to
prominence by earning one of three TeamGB places for London 2012
but ultimately suffered a disappointing debut Olympic Games.
Green, a former pupil at Brockhill
Park School, Hythe, and Mid-Kent College, admitted: "I had a poor
year. I was never consistent and it was
not as good as I’d hoped for.
The Maidstone-born Kent AC star added:
"It was the most challenging year of my career. From my point of
view as a fan of sport, 2012 was an incredible year but it was
pretty rubbish for me.
"After the Olympics, I didn’t want to
talk to anyone and didn’t want to think about running. I had lost
my love for it.
"I needed a break. I am back in
training again now and enjoying running at the moment."
Before the year’s major competition,
the World Championships in Moscow in August, Green intends to
defend the European under-23 400m hurdles title he won in Ostrava,
Czech Republic, in July 2011.
The 2013 event is in Tampere, Finland,
in July. Green said: "The World Championships in August is the
main target for me, it is my main focus and everything is geared
"But I would love to defend my title
in Finland. Nobody has ever defended their title before
because nobody usually wins one at their first attempt. It
would be nice to make history."
Green unveils the Green Machine
Sport talent stable in Ashford this weekend, involving 13
hand-picked talented athletes from across the county.
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