Man, it was a very tough race, not one of my better one's of the season, but Brooks has a saying that we have trained to put to use all year: If you have excellent execution with excellent effort, you are challenging the world record, if you have good execution with good effort, you still win and if you have average execution with average effort, you still come in top three.
I sort of missed a step on my third one out of the blocks, which instantly put me in hole, plus me and Doucore came in to contact at around hurdle seven. I was able to clean those mishaps up, run and execute well enough to come up for the bronze. I am so happy that I was able to come away from the Olympic Games with a medal! They only pass out three of them every four years, and for me to win one is amazing.
I was so happy to be able to drape the American flag over myself and run a victory lap, I instantly saw Bren and Harold and got to share the moment with them. My mom was so happy.
Standing on the medal stand and watching the flags being strung up the pole was when I think it hit me. I thought to myself, "That flag on the right represents all the hard work I have put in since November".
I was also overjoyed for David Payne, he had been through so much this year in terms of injuries and endured enough pain (no pun intended) for a few seasons. For him to win the silver medal is also a testament to his will and desire too.
You might be wondering while I'm still up, me and Payne had this red carpet thing to do tonight, which was cool, hanging out with fellow athletes. I really need to hop in the bed, we have a loooong day tomorrow!
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