Don't feel sorry for me.
Round 1 of the men's 5,000m doesn't even go until Sept. 1, which is 12 days from now.
He's not even giving it a shot.
Of course it's a personal decision, whether to line up or not.
But that decision tells us about essential elements of his character.
I REALLY hope he never gets a chance at the big stage ever again. It's not like he's really young and shouldn't have to pay a price for his decisions.
In his case it wouldn't be unfortunate, it would be just.
Screw Chris Solinsky!
Want some REAL character? Look no further than Blanca Vlasic:
"A few days ago I lasted only 24 attempts in practice and decided to pull out of the World Championships, but I could only live with my decision for 12 hours," Vlasic told a news conference in Split.
"I changed my mind; I am going to the worlds and I will either win or fall on my sword," she said.
"The most important thing is to have no regrets when I end my career one day; I just can't sit in front of the television (in the final) on September 3 and wait for someone else to win the event. I would only make it easier for my rivals and pulling out now would also be unfair to my team and my fans; I'll have three more practice session before we leave for Korea and if my muscle doesn't snap in the next week or so I'll be there. It's been a tough season because I am used to clearing the bar at two metres every time I have a go. I never thought I would end an event at 1.90 metres. I've let myself down a bit with my form but I've struggled with illness and injury and under the circumstances I feel no pressure whatsoever for the first time in my career. My goal is to reach the final round and prove once again that I have what it takes to compete with the best athletes in the world."
NOW THAT IS THE OLYMPIC SPIRIT.
CHRIS SOLINSKY IS A F-ING PU$$Y WHO HAS NO BUSINESS BEING ON ANY NATIONAL TEAM. HIS NAME SHOULD BE RELEGATED TO THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY.
FORTUNATELY I'LL BE WATCHING THE WARRIOR VLASIC, AND NOT THE WIMP SOLINSKY, COMPETE AT WORLDS.