McMASTER THE ONE TO BEAT
THE superbly talented Kyron McMaster has not enjoyed much luck in major championships so far.
He was disqualified for a false start in the 2014 Youth Olympics, while at the World Championships in London last year he was disqualified for a lane infringement in his heat.
But the 21-year-old leads the rankings by almost a second and he will be aiming to win the first-ever medal at the Commonwealth Games for the British Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean archipelago describes itself as “nature’s little secret” and McMaster looks poised to put it on the athletics map.
His main rivals are likely to be former world junior champion Jaheel Hyde and his Jamaican team-mates Ricardo Cunningham and Andre Clarke, plus the Games record-holder LJ van Zyl of South Africa and 2015 world champion Nicholas Bett of Kenya.
England’s Jack Green is a definite medal contender, but the most intriguing entry of all is Dai Greene.
The 2010 Commonwealth and European and 2011 world champion has been in poor form in recent years after multiple surgeries to fix a groin injury, but he has made a great comeback this winter with sub50 warm-up race victories as he qualified to represent Wales.
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