RICHARD KILTY lashed out at fellow sprint star Reece Prescod after he made peace with shamed CJ Ujah.
Richard Kilty has slammed Reece Prescod for making peace with drugs cheat CJ Ujah after the Team GB 4x100m squad were stripped of their silver medals from TokyoCredit: PA
Prescod reached out to Ujah to make peace – but Kilty has reacted angrilyCredit: Getty
Prescod’s decision to reach out to Ujah has not gone down well.
Kilty blasted: “Reece is not in a position to forgive anybody because he hasn’t lost a medal…
“It’s f****ing bulls*** what he said, it’s as simple as that.
“I’m not going to be politically correct.
“People say that the sport needs more honesty, but he hasn’t lost an Olympic medal.
“Would he say that if he lost an Olympic medal?”
The 4x100m team failed to finish at Saturday’s Birmingham Diamond League in their first outing since Ujah’s positive test.
Prescod was reportedly voted off the British squad after failing to turn up to practice on Thursday.
But Kilty believes success in the World Championships in Oregon in July will ease his pain and that of team-mates Zharnel Hughes and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.
He said: “I don’t like to run angry. We run better when we’re happy and right now it’s a very happy squad.
“Everybody knows how I feel… there’s nothing more heartbreaking than losing an Olympic medal.
“But it’s inspired me to press on for the next couple of years. We can go out there and win golds.”
Earlier this year, Kilty angrily claimed he would never forgive Ujah.
Kilty said: “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to forgive him because me, Zharnel and Nethaneel have lost a medal at the hands of his mistakes.
“To finally reach the pinnacle and win an Olympic medal, and then lose it because one person has just been sloppy and reckless with what’s gone into their body.
“It’s heartbreaking and devastating. We’re all gutted. We’re all confused and upset.
“It’s an Olympic medal at the end of the day. It was the last medal that I had to tick off my list.”
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