Ta Lou: “I thank God for the power He gives me.”


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Moments after winning an amazing silver medal in the women’s 100m final at London 2017, Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou said she was surprised to have made the podium, adding she was grateful to “God for the power He gives me.”

Ta Lou narrowly missed out on third place at last years Rio Olympics and was not ranked in the top 5 going into Sundays final.

She got off to a flying start and was only beaten on the finish line by America’s Tory Bowie with 10.85s while Holland’s Dafne Schippers took third in 10.96s.

Asked how she felt after her amazing feat, Ta Lou, who clocked a personal best equaling 10.86s, said:

“I am just happy to have this medal. It’s a dream come true. I didn’t expect to be in the top three because all the girls have the power and talent to make the podium. After every competition I get stronger, I thank God for the power he gives me.”


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