Tokyo 2020 - ‘Athletics at its most brutal’ – Greg Rutherford reacts to Dina Asher-Smith failing to make final
Many expected Dina Asher-Smith to lift a medal in the 100m in Tokyo but it wasn’t to be as she failed to make it out of her semi-final. Speaking afterwards on Eurosport former gold medal winner Greg Rutherford said it is athletics at its most brutal. But he did have plenty of praise for compatriot Daryll Neita. You want it? We have it. Stream every Olympic event live on discovery+.
'Absolutely gutting' - Rutherford crushed by Asher-Smith not making 100m final
Speaking on Eurosport after it was confirmed that Asher-Smith wouldn’t be going through, Rutherford said: “This is athletics at its most brutal. She came here hoping to go away with three medals from this Olympic Games, in the 100, 200 and the 4 by 1, and it wasn’t to be.
'Real struggle' - Nightmare for Asher-Smith as she fails to make 100m final
“I was slightly worried when I was watching her to be honest, there seems to be some form of slight issue with her body.
“She had a hamstring issue coming into the Games, she had to pull out of one of the competitions leading into it, and I fear that maybe that hamstring hasn’t quite recovered as she would have hoped.