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World-champion hurdler hangs up spikes

World-champion hurdler hangs up spikes

| On 01, Sep 2012


Brigitte Foster-Hylton is one of Jamaica’s most decorated track stars, but a single achievement has always eluded her. A 1998 graduate of Texas State, she claimed a world championship three years ago and still holds the Bobcats record for the 100-meter hurdles, with a blistering time of 13.13 seconds. But Foster-Hylton wanted an Olympic medal. Competing in August at the London Games, her fourth trip to the Olympics, she clipped a hurdle in the first heat and stumbled in her quest for gold. A day after the disappointing turn of events, Foster-Hylton told the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper she would retire. “I’m still hurting,” she said. “It’s going to take some time. Maybe after the finals I will be able to move on, but it’s hurdling and I guess the Olympics just isn’t my thing.”

A version of this article was published in the Fall 2012 edition of Bobcat Magazine, a publication of the San Marcos Mercury

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