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Tokyo Olympics: Mo Farah Feels Gutted After Failing To Qualify For Big Event

Sir Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah, also known as Mo Farah has talked about his disappointment after failing to qualify and fracturing his foot thereafter. This injury is considered as one of the reason why the veteran missed out on his Tokyo qualification. The British international, however wants to finish his career when he feels like and wants to do it on his own terms.

After failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this year, Farah is determined not to end his career on this note and his injury will play no part in bidding farewell to his extraordinary feat. The 38-year-old sprinter talked about this to BBC and he stated, “You know what goes up must come down at some point. I’m gutted, but this is athletics, it happens. That’s just life.”

Mo Farah

Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebates as he crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia and Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa of Kenya in the Men’s 5000m Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The 2012 and 2016 Gold Medalist further conveyed about his decision to take his career up further, “But at the same time I don’t want to end it like this. I want to continue to keep pushing and feel like when I want to finish, then I’ll finish. Right now, at the minute, it’s like nah. I think it will be a marathon, or half marathon, and I’d love one more track event.”

“I want to celebrate at the end with my fans and want to show people who have been supportive throughout my career from a young child. If I do one race I’ll get everyone out and show the appreciation and see what I can do.” concluded the four times Olympic champion.

Mo Farah.

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men’s 5000m Final during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 20, 2016. / AFP / Adrian DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Mo fell short of his 10,000m selection time by 19 seconds and this hindered his inclusion into the British team for the upcoming Olympic. Farah won the 5,000m and 10,000m double at both the London and Rio Games, and naturally the British fans are quite upset and worried at such conditions that the sprinter is facing. It’ll now be interesting to see how the speedster copes up with his injury and comes back on track.


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