Mo Farah Fails To Qualify For The Tokyo Olympics 2021

Mo Farah Fails To Qualify For The Tokyo Olympics 2021

Mo Farah, the four time Olympic Champion saw his hopes of making it to the Tokyo Olympics 2021 crushed as he fell short off the qualifying mark in the 10,000m race on Friday 

Mo Farah had won the 5,000 to 10,000m in 2012 during the London Olympics and had also won in the same category in the Rio Olympics.

He had capped “Super Saturday” track for the team GB in 2012 in which Jessica Ennis Hill had emerged victorious in the heptathlon and Greg Rutherford had emerged victorious in the long jump competition with a record 44 minutes. Mo had also won gold medals and two silver medals in the World Championships.

Mo Farah was born in Somalia and at the age of 8, he came to England. In 2017, he was crowned for his services in athletics.

Mo Farah Fails To Make It To The Tokyo Olympics 2021

Mo was given a special opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, but before that he had to qualify for the British Championship, but in that also he fell short of 20 seconds. His time was 27 minutes 47 seconds.

He also tried his hands in marathon in the hope of one final chance for Olympic glory. But even that couldn’t help him especially when the mixed results came out.

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During a recent interview with the Times of India, Mo said, “I’ve been lucky enough to have the kind of career I’ve had. I’m very grateful and that’s what I had today.”

He was suffering from an ankle problem during the British Championship 10,000m race on June 5, in which he finished at the eighth position. His time was 27:50.64. His time just improved for three seconds just to stay in the race in order to qualify.

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His Belgian counterpart Bashir Abdi got ahead off him in the nine laps, he suddenly felt that he was lagging behind in the required time and he was deeply petrified when he realized that his time is over in the final lap. This performance in the race had completely contrasted to what Mo was in his initial glorious years in which he had become the Olympic great.

Mo Farah’s connection with Salazar

Alberto Salazar had coached Mo Farah for the Nike Oregon Project during 2011-17. But Salazar is now serving a four year ban for violating anti-doping rules after the US Anti-doping Agency (USADA) had ordered a probe.

Farah always tested negative for any of the banned substances up until last year when he admitted that he has suffered both financially and emotionally after the backlash he received for his association with Salazar.

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