The British sprinter said this after his hopes of a medal in the men’s 200m at the Tokyo Olympics were dashed after he pulled up injured in the heats.
27 years old Gemili , had been aiming to improve on his fourth-placed finish at Rio 2016 where he missed out on bronze by three thousandths of a second.
He went further to say that:
“In my last block start before I went into the cool room and I just felt my hamstring go. I just said strap it up and let me go out there and try, because you have to try.
“I felt like I had such a good chance as well. I have been training so well. This season has been really up and down and I had finally put together five to six weeks of solid work.”
Gemili, who is participating in his third Games, was also due to compete for Great Britain in the men’s 4x100m relay heats that begin on Thursday.
Source: BBC Sport News.