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Olympic hurdler Dayron Robles says he won't run for Cuba

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Former gold medalist Dayron Robles said he will no longer compete for Cuba after he complained of mistreatment by Cuban officials.

HAVANA (AP) Olympic hurdles champion Dayron Robles says he will no longer compete for his native Cuba.

Robles tells The Associated Press he is through running for Cuba but offered no other details in a brief telephone interview.

About a week ago, Robles said he would sit out the 2013 season because he was upset about his treatment from Cuban officials, who he says have not taken care of him.

Robles won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He pulled up midway through the gold-medal race last summer in London, clutching his right hamstring.

He held the world record of 12.87 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles before it was surpassed by American Aries Merritt in 12.80.


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