Olympic Games 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod reacted to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 event.

Tokyo 2020, like several other events globally, has been postponed and cancelled because of the deadly coronavirus, which has killed over 22,000.

Several athletes are unable to train due to the containment measures in their country.

“This is obviously bigger than us, so let’s take a few steps back, PRAY, reflect, reevaluate, and then move forward,” he wrote on his social media page. He added “#Tokyo2021; we’ll be ready for ya!”

McLeod ran 13.05 to beat Orlando Ortega of Spain 13.17 and Dimitri Bascou of France 13.24 to win the men’s 110m hurdles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

With all thats happening worldwide, I really do hope that we all can finally realize just how blessed we truly are and how much we took things for granted,” McLeod.

McLeod is the most successful Jamaican sprint hurdler ever. He is also the London 2017 world champion. Mcleod also won the World Indoor title in 2016.

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Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.



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