Solomon is right choice for Games


John Steffensen understands that in a marginalised sport you often have to scream to be heard. So he does a lot of screaming.

Most of the time his tongue is tucked into his cheek as he trash talks and riffs about being a rabbit being chased by lions, about the track being a murder scene and other such banal well-intended nonsense. But other times it is just silliness.

Steffensen was wrong with his understandable but incorrect protest that he should have been the man to be given the discretionary pick to run the 400 metres individual event in London. That honour went to Steve Solomon.

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