KAWASAKI, Japan – Justin Gatlin has said he is “smarter and wiser” after his defeats to Usain Bolt at the World Championships in Beijing, informs AFP.
“Definitely it’s given me motivation, but also it’s made me smarter and wiser," said Gatlin.
“Usually you can come with a strategy that can combat the whole field, but when you go against someone like Usain, who is unique in stature and talent, you’ve got to come with a contingency plan, a plan B."
Gatlin also said his preparations for the Olympics have been far from perfect due to an ankle injury. “I rolled my ankle in November, it was almost a break,” he said.
His next competition will be on Saturday (May 14) in Shanghai at the Diamond League the 100 m against US team colleagues Mike Rodgers and Tyson Gay with Asian record holder Femi Ogunode.