A day after delivering his finest run of the year, Rohan Browning has it all to day again.
‘The Flying Mullet’ had yet to find his groove in 2022 after bursting onto the world stage in last year’s Olympic heats, but after positing a time of 10.1 seconds to win his 100m heat on Tuesday he announced his return to the track.
Unlike last year, however, he will be eager to make sure he doesn’t run his final race in the semi-finals at 4:10am AEST, with the 100m final to follow at 6:30am.
“I always planned on running this round hard, at this level you have to treat every round with respect, but there’s two more rounds to come,” Browning said following his flying heat on Tuesday.
“I don’t want a repeat of Tokyo where I was out in the semis. I want to keep a bit of powder dry for the finals.”
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He said part of his bounce back from the world championships is the “humiliating” factor of failing to reach the semi-finals.
“I try not to take it to heart,” he said.
“There’s always that humiliation element when you get run out in the heats, but just trying to bounce back from it and not take it to heart and just trust that the form is there, it’s just in the execution. I think I’ve tapped into a good vein of form.”
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