Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Langford: I Promise You, I'll Win Gold in 2020

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Langford: I Promise You, I'll Win Gold in 2020

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Byline: Matt Majendie Sports Correspondent

COMING into London 2017, Kyle Langford was ranked 46th in the world but having just missed out on a medal in the 800metres, he has set his sights on Olympic gold.

After struggling in his heat, the 21-year-old (below) was given little chance of making an impact in the final but missed out on bronze by just 0.04 seconds last night.

"In Tokyo, I won't be making that mistake," he said. "I promise you I will be getting that gold."

Langford has not lacked for confidence since first joining a British Athletics training camp in Kenya at the end of 2014.

And for an athlete not even discussed as a medal hope heading into these championships, he came agonisingly close to a place on the podium with a blistering finish down the home straight.

"I've got a funny mentality of wanting to win everything I do," he said. …

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