Colin Jackson Q&A

There must be something about Grand Prix racing which appeals to hurdlers - perhaps because they don't need a pass to get by the turnstiles at the paddock gates! First 400m legend Ed Moses showed up in Montreal, and then in Austria 110m ace Colin Jackson appeared, as a guest of Sauber. The 33-year-old from Cardiff is injured at present, and thus was able to make use of a lull in his preparations for his fourth Olympic Games in Sydney

Colin Jackson Q&A

He won the silver medal in Seoul in 1988, was an injury-troubled seventh in Barcelona in '92, and a disappointed fourth in Atlanta four years ago. Australia is his last chance to add an elusive title to a record that includes the 110m World Record, golds in the World (93) and European Championships (90-94-98), and the Commonwealth Games (90-94). Adam Cooper caught up with Jackson at the A1-Ring on Sunday.



"It's really nice to be here. I'm fortunate in one way but unfortunate in another. I'm fortunate to be here because I'm on my way to the doctors in Munich. It's worked out pretty well, because we can pop in here for first and then go straight there later."



"Yeah, we do actually. Everybody has their favourites in our household. I'm a David Coulthard fan, and my mother and father are Michael Schumacher fans, so there are always arguments, always discussions, but what the heck!"



"I've been to the French GP, and the Hungarian as well, but I haven't been since 1998. We're here with Sauber, which is pretty good. It's always nice to have a look around, to be here and be a part of it. It's very interesting. It's all developed, even in two years since the last time I was here. Everything changes, and it's pretty amazing."



"Some of the older ones. I knew Damon even before he started driving for Williams, when he was coming up. I have a huge contact with David through the fact that we both represent TAG/Heuer."



"He is. Malcolm does a lot of driving. He's done some hillclimbing, been rallying, so motor sports in general, he's got it covered. He's right here enjoying it all. He's coming to the doctors with me tomorrow to be disappointed!"



"Hopefully I'll be OK. I was in Ireland for the whole of last week to see my therapist over there, and he seems to have not done a bad job. So we are just hoping that the doctor can do the final bits on Monday and I can get back on the track, and hopefully be running next weekend. But you can never hold your breath in this sport."



"That's about nine or 10 weeks away. It's not really a big issue. Most of my work has already been done, so it's not a major problem. It's just the fine tuning which we're doing right now. It will take some time, but it won't take nine weeks, that's for sure."



"Nothing is guaranteed in this world, I'll tell you - apart from death and taxes! I always like to get out and compete in the trials, so I'll be there putting my neck on the block and trying to run quickly then. It's the right time to be running quick, so that's why it's important for me to be there at the trials."



"Most definitely. I'm looking forward to it."



"Come here and do more of this!"

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