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I will do my best, says 110m hurdler Omar McLeod ahead of final

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 8:53 AM
McLeod ... I want to do well for myself, my country, and my family so I'm trying to prove that I can do great things against these big boys.

Two male sprint hurdlers will continue Jamaica’s medal hunt when they line up in the IAAF World Championship 110m final at 8:20 a.m.

National Champion, Omar McLeod, running out of lane six is aiming to bring home a medal from his first appearance at a World Championship.

"I'm going to do my very best to have a clean race, I want to do well for myself, my country, and my family so I'm trying to prove that I can do great things against these big boys," said McLeod.

McLeod,who hit all ten hurdles to finish second in his semi final heat plans to improve his race technique.

Bronze medallist at the 2012, London Olympics, Hansle Parchment will be running from lane eight beside defending World Champion David Oliver who will be in lane nine.

Parchment, who has been steadily improving his race at these championships acknowledges that his slow start is his main issue and that he needs to improve.

"I think I was thinking about the start or about getting out too much so when the gun went off, I was still thinking and then I realised it's time to race. I need to focus and not worry about these things and just leave it on the track," he said after his semi final second place.

McLeod enters today's final of the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, as the third fastest qualifier and Parchment as the fourth fastest.