Injured Tyquendo Tracey praises fellow Jamaica's athletes for Tokyo success, promises to bounce back bigger and better

By August 18, 2021

Hampered by a hamstring injury that prevented him from facing the starter in the 100m at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics, Tyquendo Tracey has hailed the performances of his fellow Jamaican athletes.

Jamaica won nine medals including four gold, a silver and four bronze rounding off another strong Olympic performance in line with what the country’s athletes achieved in Beijing in 2008, London in 2012, and again in Rio in 2016.

Elaine Thompson-Herah led the Jamaican medal haul with three of the country’s four gold medals winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay while Hansle Parchment copped gold and Ronald Levy, bronze in the 110m hurdles.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a silver medal in the 100m while Shericka Jackson and Megan Tapper won bronze in the 100m and 100m hurdles, respectively.

The country’s Women 4x400m relay team also won a bronze medal capping the team’s medal haul.  

“I’m pleased to some extent with most, if not all because the Olympics is a large event and it can be really hard to stay focused and control nerves,” Tracey said in a statement this week.

“So, for me, the athletes did what they could and for some, it was awesome, while others like myself it was just an experience.”

Tracey ran a season-best 10s at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Ministry of Health/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships in July. However, he was unable to deliver in Tokyo because of the injury.

Nonetheless, he said is determined to bounce back bigger and better.

“I sometimes feel like a failure or just useless. But, at the end of the day, there wasn’t much I could do. As they say, setbacks are for a bigger comeback so let’s see,” he said, adding that he is focused on rehabilitation and remains optimistic about his future.

“Tyquendo will be back better than before,” he said.

 

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