Sir Mo Farah scooped gold in the 10,000m and 5,000m at London 2012 and Rio 2016 but we are now set for a new Olympic champion in both events with the British athlete failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020. With four gold medals, Farah is Team GB’s most successful athletics star in history.
Is Mo Farah competing in 2021 Olympics?
Sir Mo Farah is not competing at the Tokyo Olympic Games after failing to qualify. Farah missed his final attempt to qualify for the 10,000m event at the British Athletics Championships last month in a crushing blow.
Is Usain Bolt in the 2020 Olympics?
Bolt is retired and will not appear in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. He has not sprinted competitively since 2017. His final Olympic appearance came in 2016, where he won three gold medals in the Rio Games.
Why was Russia banned from the Olympics?
Russia were reprimanded by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and World Anti-Doping Agency after being found guilty of running a state-sponsored doping scheme. The country was banned from hosting and competing in major sporting events for four years.
Did Mo qualify?
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The invitational race was hastily arranged after Sir Mo failed to qualify during the 10,000 trials in Birmingham this month. … It was the first time he had lost a 10,000-metre race in a decade having decided to return to the track after focusing on the marathon since 2017.