Samir Ait Said Looks Toward World Championships One Year After Rio Disaster
Said was carted off the competition floor and quickly underwent surgery to repair the compound fracture in his leg. Following the Olympics, Said reflected on what he called an "extraordinary experience," saying,
Immediately, I thought about the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Not to keep hope, but because I am determined. I want this Olympic medal and I will get it.Within weeks, Said was already making big progress on his recovery, wasting no time feeling sorry for himself.
It's been month after month of rehab and recovery, but just one year after Rio redemption is on the horizon, as Said is preparing for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal.
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