Jenny Simpson Rebounds from London
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service
Given the high stakes and global visibility of the Olympic Games, it’s easy to think that the track and field season ends there. It doesn’t. The Diamond League resumed its 14-meet 2012 schedule on Friday, and right in the middle of it, trying to shake off the emotional pain of London, was Jenny Simpson.
Simpson, the 2011 IAAF World Champion, finished last in her semi-final of the 1500 meters at the Games, fading badly on the last lap and failing to advance to the final. Even in the moments immediately afterward, she took complete ownership of the result. “I’m not sick, I’m not hurt, and I’m not out of shape. I just had a shameful performance tonight. I’m so sorry for all the people who have supported me. I have no excuses,” she told the media.
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