7 August 11:00 (BST)

AT: MAYER - 'This is a black day for me'

BERLIN - Comments from world decathlon champion Kevin MAYER (FRA) after he failed to register a mark in the long jump, the secondĀ event of the decathlon, at Berlin Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

Kevin MAYER (FRA)

On how he feels after being eliminated from the decathlon:

"This is a black day for me. I do not have an excuse. I am very sorry for those who expected a lot of me, for all my fans.

"I was in great shape, but today the others were better. I wanted to show much more than this."

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