Michael Rimmer "shocked" by 800m failure

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Great Britain's Michael Rimmer cannot believe that he missed out on a place in the semi-final of the men's 800m.

Michael Rimmer has admitted that he was "shocked" and "confused" as to why he failed to make the semi-finals of the men's 800m earlier today.

The Team GB runner could only finish fifth in his heat, despite performing well in a pre-Olympic training camp in Portugal last week.

"I'm shocked. Shocked. I just wanted to make sure I got in the top three to qualify for the semi-finals," he told BBC Sport.

"I was confident taking it on but my legs didnt have a change of gears. In Portugal at the training camp I was PBing every session. I'm confused."

The 26-year-old had been competing in the second Games of his career.

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