News22 Jan 2015

Robles returns to Russian Winter


Dayron Robles and Daniel Kiss in the 60m hurdles (© Getty Images)

Organisers of the Russian Winter meeting have revealed the names of more athletes set to compete in the men's 60m hurdles at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting in Moscow's CSKA arena on 1 February.

Dayron Robles, the 2008 Olympic champion and second-fastest man of all time indoors, will take on Hungarian record-holder Daniel Kiss and former world junior champion Konstantin Shabanov of Russia.

Robles has twice before raced indoors in Moscow, finishing second on both occasions. The first time was when winning the world indoor 60m hurdles silver medal in 2006. He returned to the Russian capital last year when he finished runner-up at this meeting.

The participation of Diamond Race winner Pascal Martinot-Lagarde was revealed last month.

Other athletes already announced for the Russian Winter include Olympic 800m silver medallist Nijel Amos, Diamond Race 1500m winner Silas Kiplagat, world indoor high jump champion Maria Kuchina, world indoor 400m champion Pavel Maslak, former world 100m champion Kim Collins and US 100m champion Mike Rodgers.