Brigita's very successful come back
was yesterday late in the afternoon when I met Brigita
and her coach Jure
Ljubljana Athletic stadium and both were quite relaxed and confident about
today's Brigita's come back to the track. They didn't seem to be
completely sure in a successful come back after two years absence, but
brigita told me (while those snapshots were taken): "If
I do it, OK, if not this wouldn't mean the end of the world has come!"
That kind of approach to her today's return to the track and competitions
after so many injuries and an operation she had in April this year, must
have been the main reason for success today in Trieste. Brigita's
attendance at Sydney Olympics now all of a sudden becomes a reality. Her
coach Kastelic seemed to be as optimistic as she was - he told me he
expects Brigita to be capable
of running some 12.80 in about a month and a half
(exactly the time at her disposal in case she decides to go to Sydney).
last appearance to the track was "ages ago" - her last
attendance to any track competition happened in
Moscow two years ago
- after that an era of injuries had come and caused Brigita's absence even
from the normal training routine. Finally in April this year she had to
undergo an operation and many had cut Brigita out of our National
Team for Sydney,
and there were many who thought her career has ended forever! While
celebrating her 30.th birthday on May 21. This year she was not confident
in her come-back herself.
was an awful era when nobody seemed to be able to help her, but Brigita
most certainly knows how important it was for her to have her friends and
her coach at her side.
finally today it had happened what we were all eagerly expecting - she
made a very successful come-back
as her coach has just told me during our phone conversation after the
result (she ran 13.49) is nothing worth mentioning",
he said, but she ran technically an excellent race! the most important
fact however, is that she felt no pain - nor during the race neither after
failed to be enough aggressive between hurdles but this is normal to me
due to her lack of strength",
Brigita and her coach seemed to be satisfied
with the race itself and seemed to be confident enough to make a positive
decision regarding Brigita's attendance in Sydney.
final decision where to continue her training process and to
compete at Sydney Olympics
expected tonight or early tomorrow
morning and we will inform you as soon as we hear from Brigita and her
i understood Mr.
the decision is completely up to the athlete herself, but since he is
could prepare herself to be capable of running some 12.80
at the time of her Olympic races, we
expect Brigita to agree to that.