Opinion | Sometimes, it’s just a matter of time
Athletes can deal with failure, but all they want is a chance
The time he’s chasing is 22.01 seconds and it isn’t open for discussion. He can’t debate his way around it or make a deal with it. It doesn’t care if he’s unable to practise or the pools are closed because it’s not going to change. It’s just going to sit there, in his head, as an immovable, unforgiving challenge.