Grayman prepares for the London Olympics
Antigua/Barbuda’s top High Jumper, James Grayman is undaunted. After a back injury in February this year, Grayman has been out of commission from his event for at least, three months.
Stemming from the back injury, the discs in his spine were rubbing together and this impacted on his ability to train as he would have liked.
However, Grayman has been going through a procedure which included taking 33 injections, at different locations in his back to ease the pain. This has seemed to be successful, since he has now doubled his training to make up for lost time.
Regarding events, Grayman have competed in five competitions, so far, winning three and placing 4th and 5th in the other two. According to Grayman, “the wins and losses are not important to me at this time, since my concentration and focus is on acquiring Olympic standard.”
So far this season, Grayman has jumped 2.22m, which is .06m away from the standard of 2.28m.
Meanwhile, Grayman should have competed in a Meet in France, recently, and is expected to compete in the Czech Republic on June 11th.
“The deadline is fast approaching and I am working diligently to acquire the stan-dard, not only for myself, but also for my family, friends, fans, supporters and spon-sors who believe in me,” says High Jumper, Grayman.