Dartford sprinter finishes third in semi-finals

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Adam Gemili is hoping to get better and better after the disappointment of narrowly missing out on the Olympic 100m final.

Gemili finished third in his behind Tyson Gay, and Silver-medallist Yohan Blake, in a time of 10.06s.

But despite clocking the tenth fastest time out of the 24 runners he missed out on one of the two fastest-loser places by 0.04s to Trinidad’s Richard Thompson.

He got off to a slow start but broke through the field and stole third place on the line.

The 19-year-old from Dartford was visibly disappointed at the end of the race, but was happy to have taken part after only going full time in athletics in January this year.

He said afterwards: “I’ve been working really hard with my coach recently on my start, it wasn’t really there, but 10.06, I’m happy with that.

“I think it cost me a lot, I was behind. I came 3rd in the semi-final of the Olympics which is great.

“I’m very pleased how I’ve come here and done what I needed to do, I can get better and better.”

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