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Thompson tweets: Sorry, T&T
T&T athlete Richard Thompson, the seventh fastest man in the world, yesterday used twitter to apologise for not winning a medal in his event. Through his twitter profile, the runner said: “Sorry, T&T, unfortunately seventh was my best tonight. No medal but an opportunity to let the world see our flag amongst the world’s fastest.”
Thompson who competed in the men’s 100m final placed seventh in 9.98 seconds. The race was won by Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt, the defending Olympic champion. While Thompson chose to apologise via the social media site, fans and supporters flocked to twitter to offer support and declare their pride of the athlete’s performance.
Soca artist Nadia Batson was among the supporters, tweeting: “@TorpedoTT You represented well no need for apologies, you are our hero.” One supporter encouraged him to focus on the upcoming men’s 4X100m. “@TorpedoTT your best is all we wanted! So proud of the Olympic team and their amazing efforts! #heroes #i4TANDT,” tweeted another.
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