The Cuban-born athlete recalled that he ran the 400-meter hurdles final at the Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m still excited about the race there. I was very happy to compete in one of the fastest races in the history of world athletics. I competed there as a finalist. Even though I didn’t get a medal at Tokyo 2020, I think I performed well.”
Yasmani Copello stated that he was not very happy with the grade he received after the race.
“I worked hard and worked hard for years. All the moments I worked in came to my mind and I had an emotional load there. I knew that I worked much harder than my other competitors. I was upset that I didn’t get a medal there. But now I realized that I didn’t have to worry. Because it was one of the fastest races in the world and I was running there too. I’m very proud of that.”
“I also want to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics”
Yasmani Copello noted that he did not want Tokyo 2020 to be the last Olympics he participated in, and that he would also work for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The national athlete emphasized that Turkey has now reached a very good point in athletics.
“Today I owe both the 6th place I achieved in Tokyo and the medals I won before to Turkey. I thank the Turkish people and their managers. I am 34 years old, my performance is also very good. I feel good and ready, but until then I have to protect my body. “The Olympics in which Turkey ran the most finals in athletics was Tokyo. All my friends who ran or could not run did their best. I am proud of them. If my health allows, I want to participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics.”