RIO DE JANEIRO.- (acn) It is no longer the rod the obstacle to overcome, but Cuban Javier Sotomayor returns tobe "Olympic", now from the ranks of journalists linked to the event held in this Brazilian city.

The men´s high jump world record holder is one of the analysts that enhance the coverage of TV Globo and Sport TV, two large companies with broadcasting rights for this occasion.

It is a new experience, and I already could make some comments and I feel good, but as the days go by I hope doing it better, confessed "Soto".

I am happy to be back in the Games, said the champion of Barcelona 1992 and silver medalist in Sydney 2000.

More than anything I am at ease because I have the opportunity to share with a team of great athletes like Michael Johnson, Mark Spitz, Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis and Silvia Poll, excited said the only man who has "flown"
over 2.45 meters with the sole effort of his body.

Charismatic, cheerful and knowledgeable about his sport, Sotomayor has too many qualities to do this work in Rio de Janeiro, where he acceded to commenton the possibilities of Cuban athletics or the new probable "triplet"
of Jamaican Usain Bolt.

Cuba has three strong events: women´s discus throw and pole vault and men´striple jump, he said referring to Denia Caballero, Yaime Pérez, Yarilsey Silvaand Pedro Pablo Pichardo.

Options are perhaps smaller for the latter due to inconvenience he has faced in recent months, causing not fulfilling everything planned in terms of preparation and warm-up.

His coach confirmed that he is already fit, but perhaps the most worrisome is the lack of training, the Cuban former athlete considered from his experience, recalling that the silver medal in Sydney 2000 came after an equally irregular campaign.

Regarding the Jamaican sprinter, he predicted that Bolt would win the 100, 200 and 4x100 meters events, which would make him the sole owner of nine gold medals in Olympic athletics.

For me, there were more doubts last year, prior to the Beijing World Championship and he did it. Now he is in better condition and his rivals are not as good as him, Sotomayor stated.