Steve Solomon breaks the 45s barrier – into the final

August 6, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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Sydney Olympian Steven Solomon has  set a new personal best breaking the magic 45s barrier for the 400m sending him into the hallowed Olympic final.

Fira Dvoskina and Steve Solomon

Fans parents Michael and Lucille and sister Bianca

In spite of encountering tactical problems at the final bend, Solomon found massive power in the charge for the line crossing in third position in a time that outpaced most of the runners in the three heats.

In her  Sydney home an elated Fira Dovskina, Solomon’s 78-yr-old coach, watched her young star qualify for the 400m final. She told J-Wire: “I spoke to Steve yesterday and gave hom last minute instructions. This morning, I sent him as SMS conratulating him but it is now time for the physios to do their work and for Steve to prepare mentally for the final. I could not be more thrilled.”

When interviewed on TV after the event but before knowing he had qualified for the finals, Solomon thanked all those who had sent him wishes. This track star is a very modest, focused man who has attracted a massive following.

Cheering Solomon home in the Olympic stadium were his parents Michael and Lucille and sister Bianca. Also on his feet was Maccabi stalwart Harry Procel who will lead the Australian delegation to next year’s Maccabiah.







One Response to “Steve Solomon breaks the 45s barrier – into the final”
  1. david says:

    What an outstanding effort!!

    The selectors’ faith in Steven has been fully justified.

    All the best for the final.

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