Going pro ‘best move for me’ – Davison
NATIONAL JUNIOR sprinter, Sandrey Davison, is satisfied that he has made a good decision to join the Elite Performance Track Club as a professional athlete for the upcoming season.
Davison, who is currently nursing a grade two hamstring tear, which he suffered in the men’s 100m at the World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, last month, has been training with the Reynoldo Walcott-led Elite Performance outfit since May.
The 19-year-old former St Catherine High School standout told The Sunday Gleaner that he is very impressed with Walcott’s coaching methods and is looking forward to achieving great things in the future.
“It has been a good move so far because I like what I have seen and he (Walcott) is a very good coach. He is humble and he motivates me a lot,” said Davison. “He reminds me of my high-school coach (Dwight Barnett) because he is very humble, patient and he is very intense in what he is doing, and so I think this is the best move for me.”
Davison, who won the sprint double at the JAAA/National Junior and Senior Championships in June, has personal best times of 10.20 in the 100m and 20.84 in the 200m, respectively.
However, he suffered a massive disappointment in his quest for a medal at the World Under-20 Championships in Colombia in the semi-final of the 100m, when he pulled up 15 metres into the race and fell to the ground clutching his right hamstring.
Davison pointed out that his recovery has been going well and he is hoping to make a return to the track next month.
“I can’t wait to get back on the track to start training again, because I know that I am going to be good. I want to make the World Championship team next year and Olympic team the following year,” he said.
“I am not 100 per cent healthy right now, but I am slowly getting back on track because I am going to physiotherapy and going through my rehabilitation process and it has been good so far,” Davison stated.
An admirer of the Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt, Davison’s running style is often compared to the double sprint world record holder and, according to him, he is eager to get back on track.
“I am very upbeat at the moment because I can’t wait to get back on the track and to run some fast times next season,” said Davison. “I think that I should be back on the track in about October, based on how my rehab has been going.”