By Dr. Brandon Spradley |
Over the next several weeks, I will be developing a series of articles that highlight track and field athletes to watch out for in the upcoming Olympic Games. This, of course based is on the expectation that the 2021 Olympic Games will happen, despite the effects of a global pandemic.
The first athlete that I would like to highlight is Grant Holloway (USA). Grant Holloway is the 2019 world champion in the 110-meter hurdles. He is an athlete that can compete in multiple events, but specializes in the 60-meter hurdles (indoor) and the 110-meter hurdles (outdoor).
Grant Holloway is coached by Mike Holloway (no relation to my knowledge), the head track and field coach at the University of Florida. In 2017, Mike Holloway was presented the United States Sports Academy’s Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award for his many accomplishments in the sport of track and field.
Grant Holloway is currently in incredible shape and has been firing on all cylinders in the 2021 indoor season. He made history in February 2021 by breaking the world record for the indoor 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.29. This record stood for 27 years. He is an athlete to watch for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Here are a few of Grant Holloway’s impressive stats:
- 60-meter hurdles: 7.29 s
- 110-meter hurdles: 12.98 s
- 60-meter dash: 6.50 s
- Long Jump: 8.17 m
Watch Grant Holloway’s World Record Performance in the 60-meter hurdles
Watch Grant Holloway win the 100-meter hurdles at the 2019 World Championships
Dr. Brandon Spradley is the chair of sports management at the United States Sports Academy.