Ghanaian 200m runner, Emmanuel Dasor, has expressed his joy at finally getting a place in next month’s Rio Olympic Games.
Dasor managed to add his name to the list of participants last week Friday at the final athletics competition held at the Cape Coast Stadium. The event was organised by the Ghana Athletics Association and athletes from Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire were also invited.
Dasor ran a time of 20.49 seconds to beat the Olympic qualifying time of 20.50 seconds by just a millisecond and he said afterwards that he was very pleased with his feat and he also mentioned that the secret to qualifying was in being calm on the tracks.
” Making it to Rio means a lot to me. Every athlete’s biggest dream is to become an Olympian and I am happy and proud that I have that title.
Well, I approached the race in a calm manner. Often when I race, I am tense and tight and I struggle to finish well. But this time, I ran in a relaxed way and I gave a good thought to my plan for the race. I did not want to go through the usual cycle of suffering towards the end.”
Dasor’s 200m campaign at the Games will start on August 16 with the heats.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana');