Olympic hurdler Jack Green reveals 'mourning period' after London 2012 is over and he is looking forward to 2013 success
Jack Green says the ‘mourning
period’ after his London Olympic disappointment is over and he is
in the best shape of his career coming into the outdoor
The 21-year-old former Brockhill
School, Hythe, pupil crashed out of the 400m hurdles in the
semi-final in August (pictured) and a disappointing indoor campaign
this winter was cut short by problems with a dislocated
However, Maidstone-born Green –
part of legendary GB hurdles coach Malcolm Arnold’s squad, based in
Bath – admitted: "Things are going well. I am enjoying training for
the first time in a while.
"There is a huge correlation
between enjoyment and performance. About a month ago, I got over
the mourning period from last year. I’m looking forward rather than
back and I’m enjoying sessions again.
"I am committed to training. I
decided I was not going to miss a rep and I have taken part in 26
consecutive sessions, which has made my coach happy."
The former Mid-Kent College
pupil added: "I had an MRI on my shoulder and don’t need surgery
which is good news. I am doing some work to strengthen the muscles
at the back of the socket and hopefully that should do the
He added: "Training is going
well and in the gym, on the track and over hurdles, I’m up on
previous years and the best I’ve ever been."
Green flies out to Florida on
April 2 for some warm weather training ahead of a meeting at Penn
University later in the month when he will represent GB in a 4x400m
and a trip to Jamaica for a track meeting there.
Green Machine Sport talent stable, providing support and advice to
13 talented teens from across the county, held its second seminar
at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday.
The second monthly seminar included a presentation about
contracts, agents and branding from Nike’s former head of marketing
Dave Scott and an inspirational talk from Paralympics GB gold
medal-winning rower David Smith, who taught himself to walk again
in the 14 months before claiming gold at London 2012.
GMS member Maximilian Nicholls, from Ashford School,
achieved a superb sixth place in the English Schools Cross-Country
Championships in Derby on Saturday, helping Kent to secure a silver
medal in the team event while there were more GMS medals at the
Kent Indoor Championships at Lee Valley.
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