National Athlete Dennick Luke’s dreams of qualifying for the next round of the men’s 800 meter event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ended on a sad note.
Luke was running in lane 8 in heat number 5, when it appears that he was clipped from behind by another runner in the pack and tumbled on the track.
Luke was looking very solid in the race up until his unfortunate incident.
He was in 3rd place at the 400 meter mark at the time of the fall.
Luke recovered strongly but in the end it was too much to overcome, and he finished in 8th place in a time of 1 minute, 54.30 seconds.
The heat was won by JT Lopez of Mexico in a time of 1 minute 46.14 seconds.
Below is the audio recording of an interview with Dennick Luke after the race.
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