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Dayron Robles out of London Grand Prix with leg injury

Diamond League - London Grand Prix
Venue: Crystal Palace Dates: 13-14 August
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Dayron Robles
Robles is the world record holder over 110m hurdles

Olympic 110m hurdles champion Dayron Robles will not race at the London Grand Prix on Saturday because of nagging leg injuries.

Robles' coach Santiago Antunez said the Cuban is close to recovery but is not yet fit to compete.

"He is training well, put he still has more to do - to polish some things. Because of this we have decided not to run in London," said Antunez.

Robles, 23, is expected to return in Brussels on 27 August.

Robles, who holds the 110m hurdles world record of 12.87 seconds, has pulled out of several meets since winning at the Athletissima meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland in July.

Watch highlights as America's Walter Dix cruises home in 19.86 seconds to win the 200m at the Diamond League event in Rome

Robles was one of the winners at Rome's Diamond League meeting in June

He complained of leg pain after his race, prompting Antunez to keep him from racing.

"Dayron is recovering," added Antunez.

"He's training full speed without problems. But we don't want to rush it or take risks. He will only compete when he is in top condition."

see also
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