Gemili keen on Olympic chance

05 June 2012 / 09:28

Eighteen-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili has said he would love the chance to run at the Olympics this summer.

After Gemili ran 10.08 seconds in Germany this weekend, putting him at the top of the British rankings, coach Michael Afilaka said Gemili was aiming for the World Junior Championships rather than the London Games. Competing in both, as it stands, presents some difficulty as the trials are less than a week apart.

However, despite Afilaka's fears going to the Olympics might not be the best thing for Gemili's development, the athlete himself would love to compete at a home Olympics against the likes of Usain Bolt. "No experience in the world could duplicate that," he told The Sun. "It would be really special to be a part of it."

He added: "I'm sure Bolt would wipe the floor with me. Yet I'd love to have that opportunity to race against him.

"The experience of being on the starting-line with the fastest man in the world would be amazing. I'm sure just being in the same race would make me go faster."