first_imgTriple jump hero and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Troy Doris has credited his less-than-stellar performance over the weekend to his injury recovery journey.At the Aliann Pompey Invitational on Saturday, Doris had a best leap of 16.09m, which fell short of a podium spot. The event was won by Donald Scott with a jump of 17.22m. In a comment invited from Doris after the competition, the triple jumper disclosed that he wasn’t too elated about his first home showing.“Not happy with the result. It’s not really the range where I perform. I’m just happy to leave healthy after having that major injury at the Commonwealth Games. It’s tough trying to get back preparing for CACs and the AP Invite,” Doris stated.Explaining how the injury might have affected his performance, Doris said, “If you spend nine months preparing for one meet like the Commonwealth Games, I’m back at month seven because of an injury.”Looking to the future, the USA-based athlete noted that he is focused on continued training, so as to better prepare for his upcoming engagements. “I think I just need to keep training. I don’t think anything is physically wrong with me, I just think it’s mental.”Meanwhile, the triple jumper is happy about his first performance on home soil. Despite his injury, Doris is taking away the massive crowd support as one of the positive aspects of his performance.“But now that I have the confidence of competing in front of the home crowd, it’s a little bit better,” he said.last_img

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