LONDON: Sanya Richards-Ross is taking aim at a 200-400 double at the London Games, promising that her best is yet to come after leading 400m qualifiers at the US Olympic track and field trials.
Reigning world champio-n Richards-Ross won the US crown in 49.28 seconds, what had been this year’s world-best time until Russia’s Ant-onina Krivoshapka ran 49.16 on July 5, and served notice she is a threat for the gold.
“I’m starting to get my race rhythm down,” Richards-Ross said. “It’s just a matter of time before I believe I will drop a really great time.”
“I feel like the best is yet to come.”
Richards-Ross booked the second part of her double bid with a third-place 200m finish behind Allyson Felix, 200m runner-up at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, and world 100m champion Carmelita Jeter — both trying a 100-200 London double.
“I wanted to be part of this team in two events,” Richards-Ross said. “They didn’t make it easy for me but I’m glad I made it.”