Winning at the Olympic Games is a BIG DEAL for any athlete so you can only begin to imagine how disappointed one might feel to be knocked out in the first round, like 400m runner Martyn Rosney was last night.
The European Champion didn’t have the best race in his heat, finishing fifth and finding himself out of the running. Literally.
Rosney was so disappointed that he couldn’t help but be brutally blunt about his performance in a post race interview with the BBC – which has actually been praised by many as one of the most honest interviews of the games thus far.
Martyn Rooney – you still have my respect, mate https://t.co/DNhKCZ1gSV
— Jorge Walsh (@JorgeWalsh) August 13, 2016
“I ran like a d**k”, Rosney told the BBC. “I don’t know what I was doing the first 250m. I’m just gutted for myself and everyone that’s supported me.”
Rosney later apologised for his language, explaining his frustration and disappointment with the night’s events.
— Martyn Rooney (@MartynRooney) August 13, 2016
But it looks as though he need not have worried – he had plenty of support behind him.
Martyn Rooney "I ran like a dick!" Love the honesty. Shouldn't have to apologise at 01:34. Who is offended by that? Guy is gutted.
— Andrew Gibney (@Gibney_A) August 13, 2016
— Jim Munro (@JimMunro) August 13, 2016
Thinks Martyn Rooney deserves a medal just for his hugely honest post run interview!
— Rebecca Richards (@Labratx1981) August 13, 2016