Hansle Parchment son of Frances and Hansle is the 22 year old rising star who is as humble, fresh and pure as they come. TeamJa has been able to reach out and get a live update on Hansle and all that’s going on in his world so far.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hansle actually started off as a thrower, but he would mess around and jump the hurdles while hurdlers were training and Coach Brian enough playing lets test it out. From that day on Hansle has moved forward to become a decorated young hurdler recently winning the 2012 Jamaican National Championships with a personal best of 13.18 in the 110m high hurdles.
Many may not know that Hansle’s catchy last name leaves him with a various amounts of nickname Parchy, Patchy, Big Parch, Blab and many more. He finds it fun that people connect with his name and remembers him because of its unique sound.
After catching up with Hansle he said his focus is to aim high and strive for the best. He wants to make his country proud. While so many people support him and he is grateful, he said God, his Mom, Coach (Fitz-Albert Coleman) and fellow teammate the great Dadz (Jason Morgan) and Juliet Campbell are some individuals who really help keep me on track and motivated. “I just want to continue on this journey to become a role model for others because I always tell myself: I have to work hard even though work is hard.” Other shout outs go to Bliss, Muir, Macky, Bertram, the twins and all of Jamaica who are always pushing and supporting him.
ON TO OLYMPIC TALK
Hansle is hanging out in the training camp thoroughly enjoying every moment. He said the camp is excellent and the vibe is good. He said everyone is working hard, taking in the experiencing and resting up so they can have great performances. Hansle stated “I’m looking forward to going to the village and having a great experience, I want to make it to the finals and leave the rest in God’s hands knowing that through it all I will make my people proud.” The University of West Indies psychology student is focused and in great spirits. He was asked what types of music he was listening to right now and he said tell everyone to check out “ old Reggae music, “Lalabella Riddim Mix”, and “No Woman No Cry Riddim Mix” on Youtube”. So on that note, get a taste of what our 2012 Hurdle Champion is listening to.
There you have a brief insight into Hansle Parchment. Stay tuned to www.TeamJA.org for more exclusive updates and inside conversations with TEAM JAMAICA.
Contributed by Jamaican Shot Putter Zara Nothover ~Moving In Faith~