The Beijing Olympics will be a good opportunity for the athletes of Asia to show their abilities, ... I don't believe that Asian athletes are inferior to athletes from North America and Europe in the track sprint events. I'm a good example. It's important to wipe away existing stereotypes. I hope Japanese athletes will also make their best efforts.
When I got shoulder to shoulder with Allen Johnson, I felt that I was going to win. The crowd was amazing but they did give me pressure, too. From the moment I left the hotel to the moment I entered the stadium, they were shouting out my name and I had to respond. That distracted me a little, but it was okay.