British athlete Mo Farah, one of the stars in the 5,000m and 10,000m races, will not be seen at the Tokyo Olympics. Farah missed the Tokyo Olympics in the last week of July after finishing 20 seconds behind schedule in the 10,000m Olympics qualifiers in Manchester on Friday. Farah finished the 10,000m race in 26 minutes and 48 seconds.
Sir Mo Farah will not defend his 10,000 metres Olympic title after failing to achieve the qualifying time at the British Athletics Championships.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 25, 2021
At the 2012 London Olympics, Mo Farah won the first gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters; Four years later, at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the athlete also won gold in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. However, since the 18th Olympics, his form has been declining for various reasons. One of the reasons for Farr’s declining form was his concentration on the marathon, leaving the 10,000-meter race, which was banned under the American coach’s anti-doping law. Despite not getting the expected success in the marathon, Farah returned to the track hoping for an Olympic medal, but the British athlete is no longer taking part in the last Olympics.
Not to be for @Mo_Farah tonight but this man is and always will be a champion
— Team GB (@TeamGB) June 25, 2021
Farah finished eighth in 26 minutes and 50 seconds in the 10,000m on June 5 in London. Despite wearing a pacemaker in Friday’s Olympic qualifying race, Farah’s timing improved by only 3 seconds. The 36-year-old athlete has yet to say whether he will ever get back on track; “I am happy and proud of my many years of career, but today I have so much to give,” Farah said at the end of the race. I’ve always said that if I can’t compete with the best, I can’t go to the finals just to participate, today’s timing is not enough to compete. ”
Mo Farah and his wife
In addition to 4 Olympic golds, Farah also won 6 world champion gold medals and two silver medals in his career. The Somali-born athlete came to Britain at the age of eight and was awarded the title of Knighthood by the Queen of Britain in 2016 for his achievements on the track.
Originally posted on July 27, 2021 @ 9:16 am