TEENAGE sprinting revelation Adam Gemili has ended doubts over his participation in this summer’s London 2012 Olympics be declaring he is mentally ready to carry the home nation’s 100m hopes.
Gemili’s coach warned at the weekend that the Games may have come too soon for the 18-year-old, whose sudden rise to prominence and competitive schedule had, he said, left the youngster an “emotional wreck”.
The former Chelsea trainee footballer was unheard of until clocking 10.08 seconds earlier this month, and had planned his summer around the looming World Junior Championships.
But Gemili sealed his eligibility for London 2012 at the national trials on Saturday by finishing second behind Dwain Chambers and insisted yesterday he is ready to run in Spain and Stratford.
“My plan is to go to the Olympics and compete with the world’s top sprinters and not get beaten too badly,” he said.
“I’ve got two weeks until the World Juniors so I’m just going to get my head down and train hard for that.”