The slotsball runner managed to finish it off, but she was already struggling before she fell. “It never happened that I was the first to get the baton. The rest of the team ran well. I am usually very strong in the last meters, but not this time. Because of this fall, we can completely forget about gold.”
“I’m really disappointed. It’s terrible that this happened to you individually, but now it’s also terrible for the team.”
The strange thing is that Seifan Hassan lost a medal and possibly a gold on Saturday night because of the plane crash just before the end. The Dutchman competed with Ethiopia’s Godaf Tsegaye for the world title in the 10,000 metres, until he crashed 20 meters before the line.