Turning to your evening update from the Beijing Olympics: As expected, Cuban track phenomenon Dayron Robles wins the 110 meter hurdles. David Payne and David Oliver took silver and bronze, respectively, for the United States.
The fit, sculpted and bespectacled Robles, whose Olympic-sized bulge has become quite a conversation piece on the internets, is the world-record holder and "earned the gold with a sensational run of 12.93 seconds, just .06 seconds off the world mark he set in June."
Payne crossed the line in 13.17 seconds and Oliver was just .01 seconds back in third.
Earlier today, The New York Times published a very flattering profile of Cuban athlete and addressed a topic debated by Bernie and Taylor Siluwé in a previous post. The glasses. "Though Robles is all controlled power on the track, he looks like an academic when he leaves it with his wire-rimmed glasses. It is not just an impression. He is a thoughtful sort, poised beyond his years despite his recent struggles in major meets. ... 'To be Olympic champion is a dream,' Robles said. 'But another thing is how long you can be on the top. It’s a world you have to live in and coexist with other athletes from other countries. And I would be very happy to live as long as possible in this world. I’m 21, and I would like to be here until I’m 36 or 37.' "
Undoubtedly, many of Dayron Robles' fans look forward to him remaining "on top" ... for as long as he wants.