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Sunday, September 20, 1998 Published at 19:38 GMT 20:38 UK


No regrets for Jackson

Jackson - Commonwealth Games holds no allure

Welsh athlete Colin Jackson shrugged off criticism of his decision not to take part in the Commonwealth Games by winning the 110m hurdles at an international meeting in Tokyo.

Jackson clocked 13.51 secs to beat world and Olympic champion Allen Johnson of the USA into second place.

He said: "I feel like I've had enough of the Commonwealth Games now. I've won one silver and two golds. I guess it's time for someone else this time."

Jackson defended his decision not to compete in Kuala Lumpur after running in the European Championships and World Cup.

"It's hard to lift my performance level high for another championship," he added.

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