First senior medal for Gemili as he claims 100m silver

29 July 2014 / 00:18

Adam Gemili’s decision to focus on the 100m in Glasgow proved a masterstroke as he earned himself Commonwealth Games silver, his first senior medal.

The 20-year-old got a fantastic start and crossed the line in 10.10 seconds, favorite Kemar Bailey-Cole recovering from a relatively poor start himself to take gold in 10.00.

And Gemili insists his success at Hampden Park will hopefully be just the start for him over the 100m distance.

“This is my first senior medal and I’m speechless,” said Gemili. “There is so much preparation that goes into running just ten seconds – it’s not as easy as people think.

“I’ve got a great team behind me and they are who I need to thank. It’s my first time representing England and I’m so happy.

“The reception I got was absolutely unbelievable and it’s something I’m never going to forget.

“It was not about the time – it was about the position and I’ve done it so I’m over the moon.

“The times will come and hopefully I will have a decent career in terms of the time I run. But medals are what counts and this is a stepping stone now for the European Championships in a couple of weeks, the World Championships and then eventually Rio.”

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