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Mitchell-Blake vows to "come back stronger"

BRIGHT FUTURE: Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

BRITISH SPRINTER British Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake has vowed to come back stronger after finishing fourth in the World Athletics Chyampionships 200m final last night (August 10).

Having just missed out on a medal he said:

"I knew it would be a tough one. No excuses at all. Lane 2 is never an ideal lane but I put myself in that position.

"I tried to be really aggressive from the start, I had a great tracker with Wayde in front of me but it wasn’t enough today. All you can do is focus on yourself and all you can control is your individual performance.

"Nothing is perfect in the sport, all you can do is try and execute in the best way you can. Regardless of how I feel about the race, it wasn’t enough to get a medal. I don’t see my age as a barrier.

"I am 23, which is an age where I can get a medal so I am not putting my age as any excuse. I have been on the highest stage with an Olympics so this just wasn’t enough today. I need to learn from it, build on it and come back stronger.”

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