Adam Gemili is more determined than ever for Olympic glory after seeing his opportunity to make amends for his Rio 2016 heartbreak pushed back another year. Athletes would have just been returning from Tokyo this week if the Olympic games would have gone ahead, and Gemili was a strong contender to medal in either the 100m or 200m.
Instead, Gemili had to make do with watching highlights of Olympics from yesteryear while adapting his strict training regime to go again.
He was out in Florida making his final preparations for the Tokyo Olympics when it was announced the games had been postponed.
Gemili admits to having “made my peace” with the decision to postpone the Olympics.
But it’s clear the 26-year-old doesn’t want to be waiting any longer to put right his disappointment from Rio 2016.
First up though is a return to competitive racing tonight at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, where he will be racing in the 200m alongside American Noah Lyles.
But the Muller Ambassador is also looking forward to seeing his fellow British athletes for the first time in months.
“There will be a lot of athletes there that I haven’t seen in a long time so it will be really nice to catch up with those guys and put on a show,” he said.
“It’s going to be nice to see my close friends in the sport. They’re all going to be there.
“Andrew Pozzi is a hurdler, Katarina Johnson-Thompson is a heptathlete, Laura Muir is a 800m and 1500m runner so it will be nice to see those guys and have a good catch up and just contemplate the year.
“We’ll probably get a drink afterwards and get some food and look back at what’s happened and laugh.”
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