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I’m very sorry I didn’t deliver, says Foster Hylton

Published:Monday | August 6, 2012 | 7:38 AM

Damion Mitchell, Editor – Radio & Online

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

Jamaican Brigitte Foster-Hylton is still in agony over her failure to advance to the semis of the 100m hurdles after hitting hurdle five in her heat.

“I just don't know what to think, I feel like I'm the most unlucky girl in this whole wide world,” Foster-Hylton said on CVM television a short while ago.

She said she has been left dejected by the unfortunate happening and she now feels like coming home to her loved one instead of remaining in Europe for circuit races.

READ: Agony as Foster-Hylton crashes out of hurdles

But even amid her anguish, Foster-Hylton was humble.

“Thanks to Jamaica for their support and for believing in me and I'm very sorry that I didn't deliver the goods,” she said.

The World Champion was however at a loss to explain how she hit the hurdle.

“That hurdle just came upon me and it’s like the trail leg just never came,” she said, noting that she has never hit a hurdle with her ankle before.

After the race, America's Lolo Jones who placed first hugged Foster-Hylton and the Jamaican said her colleague cried.

“She cried so hard. She was crying harder that I was,” said Foster-Hylton

In the last Olympics, Jones suffered a similar fate as Foster-Hylton.

Meanwhile, Foster-Hylton says she was in the best shape of her life and her coach Stephen Francis had told her that she would have won the final in around 12.2 seconds.