By Kristy Williams For Each day Mail Australia and John Salvado For Australian Related Press
Aussie sprinter Rohan Browning has been left shattered after ending sixth in a 100m last he described as ‘ugly and painful’ on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham – earlier than giving NRL gamers a lighthearted insult.
Browning, who was the primary Australian man to make a 100m last on the Video games in 12 years, clocked 10.20 – slower than his earlier occasions in Birmingham.
Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala claimed gold in 10.02, with the minor medals going to defending champ Akani Simbine from South Africa (10.13) and Sri Lankan Yupun Abeykoon (10.14).
The Sydneysider was not happy with the top outcome, and even managed to sneak in a drive-by on the robotic nature of footy gamers’ interviews in his post-race chat.
After coming sixth, Browning (pictured competing in Birmingham) had a lighthearted dig at how robotic some NRL gamers are of their post-match interviews
Browning, pictured coaching forward of the Tokyo Olympics final yr, was dissatisfied along with his outcome within the 100m last
‘I’m not pleased with it; simply an unpleasant, painful type of race,’ mentioned Browning.
‘It’s a type of robust nights, it’s chilly out right here and – on the danger of sounding like an NRL participant – full credit score to the blokes who obtained on the rostrum.’
After bombing out within the opening spherical on the world championships in Eugene, the Sydneysider severely thought-about pulling the pin on his Commonwealth marketing campaign.
As an alternative, he hung robust and regrouped – changing into the primary Australian man since Aaron Rouge-Serret on the 2018 Delhi Commonwealth Video games to contest the 100m last.
Aussie sprinter Rohan Browning has completed sixth within the Commonwealth Video games 100m last
Browning made a stable begin to Wednesday’s title race, however was unable to reply when the large weapons made their strikes.
He stopped the clock in 10.20 – slower than his opening-round warmth time of 10.10, and his semi-final effort of 10.17.
Browning set his PB of 10.01 ultimately yr’s Tokyo Olympics, the place he introduced himself to the world.
Whereas the Sydneysider was clearly gutted with the best way the ultimate turned out, he might additionally mirror on the enormous strides he had made up to now fortnight simply to make it to the gold-medal race.
Rohan Browning put in a scorching time in his warmth on the Commonwealth Video games on day 5 earlier than bombing out within the last
‘I’m on track. A month in the past I didn’t see myself on this last,’ mentioned Browning.
‘I thought of packing it in after worlds and simply getting again house and into some coaching for subsequent yr however I’m glad I made a decision to persist.
‘I believe one of many classes I’ve realized is persistence is a lot extra vital than persistence. You have got simply obtained to maintain attempting issues and preserve at it.’
Cult Aussie sprinter enjoys a day on the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Racecourse in March
Former Aussie operating great-turned-commentator Tamsyn Manou was pleased with the event and fervour Browning confirmed on the Video games.
‘He wasn’t far off,’ she mentioned on Channel 7’s broadcast of the race.
‘He appears to be like bitterly dissatisfied, however I’m OK with that as a result of which means he wished extra.’
The one Australian man to win the Commonwealth 100m title was John Treloar in 1950, whereas the newest medal was a bronze to Mike Cleary in 1962.