After an impressive start to the Tokyo 2020 sprint event, 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist [4x100m relay] – Daryll Neita is aiming at making it to the finals of the women’s 100m in Japan.

The Londoner finished second [10.96] in the heat behind Marie- Josée Ta-Lou of the Ivory Coast who ran an enviable 10.78 seconds to equal the African record at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Friday, July 30.

Speaking in a post print interview, the 24-year-old printer was delighted about her sub-11 seconds achievement but wants to make it all the way to the final:

“I don’t want to say it, but it felt like it could have been better. [I’m] obviously really grateful and really happy for that first round, executing and getting a PB. Under 11 seconds is where you need to be heading into the final,” she said.

“I actually came here telling myself I have to be in that final,” she added.

“I don’t see any way other than that, honestly, so this is a great stepping stone to that and this shows I can do it.

“I’m more than capable, so now it’s just about going back, recovering and getting ready for tomorrow.”

By James K. Attaglo Wilson