PROTRACK

A forum devoted to track events from 60m to the 2 mile. Mainly pro but also news from local, national and international sprint & middle distance competitions.

Log in

I forgot my password



Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» VAL CALENDAR 2017/2018
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:03 pm by youngy

» 2018 BUNBURY GIFT
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:33 am by AussiePro

» Bridge of Allan Highland Games
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:08 pm by JH

» Stand Up Comedy debut
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:16 pm by youngy

» St Andrews (Scotland)
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:42 am by JH

» Mull Highland Games.
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:57 pm by JH

» Regular VAL runner picked in U/18 Vic Metro AFL team to play WA
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:16 pm by Willo the Whisp

» Airth(Scotland)
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:09 am by JH

» Vale.. John Stoney John passed away last wednesday and his funeral will be held today in Albury
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:50 pm by Jack Stoney

August 2017
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Calendar Calendar


You are not connected. Please login or register

PROTRACK » International Results & News » Fifton eyes 2012 after injury nightmare

Fifton eyes 2012 after injury nightmare

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Fifton eyes 2012 after injury nightmare on Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 am

Admin

avatar
Admin
Admin
http://au.eurosport.com/athletics/fifton-eyes-2012_sto3252241/story.shtml

Fifton eyes 2012 after injury nightmare

Posted by Sportsbeat
eurosport.com
29/04/2012


It wasn't that long ago that sprinter Rikki Fifton was contemplating life away from the running track, but he insists the lure of London 2012 kept him on the right path.

Last season was one of redemption for Fifton, eager to show that he was back to his best following almost three years of injury – namely to his ankle and hamstring.

And the 26-year-old went some way to doing just that, making the 100m and 200m finals at the UK Championships and finishing fifth and seventh respectively.

In the years building up to 2011 Fifton nearly walked away from the sport as injury hit hard, but after last season’s comeback he admits more determined than ever to prove his worth.

“I haven’t done any indoor competitions this year because I have just been putting in some much-needed training,” said Fifton, speaking at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games schools finals.

“Last year was just about getting back on the track and racing again and this year it is about continuing to move forward as last year my times weren’t that competitive.

“In the three years before I had everything – among them hamstring and ankle problems – everything seemed to come at once.

“I did think about things aside from athletics and it all really got to me around 2010 and 2011 but I spoke to my family about where my future lay and they said if you still have the passion for it you have to keep going.

“If I didn’t think I had a chance of qualifying for the Olympics I wouldn’t be running. I do think I have a chance and I have had a really positive start to the season and I’m looking forward to it.”

Balfour Beatty have agreed to support the London Youth Games through to at least 2015, meaning £1.1 million worth of funding post-2012 and a total contribution of £2.5m since 2007.

http://protrack.easyforumlive.com

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum