Quote Of The Day
“So once I cleared the French hurdlers, I thought I was winning the entire race. I was so tunnel vision on my own lane that when I crossed the line I kinda settled in and didn’t try to push for more, I just wanted to be clean. I was like ‘OK I’m in the front, let me just be clean and finish this and I’m here.’
So I cross the line and I leaned, and I look over, and I’m like ‘Oh my god Sergey probably beat me – I missed it. I DIDN’T SEE HIM!’ So when I looked over to the right and I saw he was there, I was like ‘OK I got second, that’s fine.’ And then when Hansle’s lane came up before mine I was like ‘What?!’ …
It was like ‘OK I won. OK I didn’t win I’m second. OH MY GOD I DIDN’T EVEN MEDAL. OK I’m third!’ That’s what I felt on the line. It was terrible, it was the worst. I was like ‘Don’t scare me like that! God why are you playing with my emotions right now?’ It was really crazy.”
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