Sashelee Forbes shares bitter-sweet feelings about gold-medal performance

By August 01, 2018
Forbes has mixed feelings about her gold-medal performance at the CAC Games in Colombia on Wednesday. Forbes has mixed feelings about her gold-medal performance at the CAC Games in Colombia on Wednesday.

2018 CAC 200m gold medalist was not a happy camper after her 200m gold medal win at the CAC Games in Colombia on Wednesday, revealing that she was running with a lot of pain and she did not run the race she wanted to run.

Forbes won the race in 22.80s ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett (22.95) and fellow Jamaican Jodean Williams (22.96) to take her first CAC 200m title. But while she was happy for the win, she described the race as ‘painful’.

The 22-year-old sprinter said she was experiencing pain from her injured right hamstring that was noticeably taped during the race.

“I came out here with pain, so to finish first was very exciting,” she said in her post-race interview.

She revealed that because of the injury she didn’t push too hard in the first half of the race but realized she had an opportunity to win and she took it.

“I came here to win and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy because I have a teammate here, who is very talented also, so I just came out here to do my best and take home the gold medal.”

For her part, Williams said she doesn’t know how she missed out on the silver medal snatched from her grasp by Hackett at the line.

“I came out with confidence and motivation to do my best and go home with a medal and that’s what I did but It is little bit of a downfall but I am happy that I can go back home and say, yes, I have come to a senior competition and am going home with something, it’s an accomplishment for me,” said Williams.

 

 

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