The Bird Is The Word
sanchobaile wrote:Jonathan Gault wrote:
She's not injured. She said that this is actually the fittest she's ever been.
The reason for her struggles over the hurdles is that she tried to change her technique this year, but she admitted to us after the race that she's still not totally confident in it. Hesitating before a barrier is not something you want to do in the steeple, but if you don't trust your form, you hesitate, which leads to bad hurdles and a fall like the one she suffered in Sacramento.
Garcia's interview may have been the best one I conducted at USAs yesterday. She very candidly discussed the problem in a way that most pros would be unwilling to. Props to her.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dVX5o9GDzw
wow, that's surprising. I wish her the best! sounds rough.
Good, candid interview. But I do question the hubris behind her proclamation that there are "4 women going for 3 spots." If I were one of the flock of Oiselle steeplers, I'd find plenty of motivation in that comment to bump Garcia back to 5th or 6th place in the finals.