The mood in camp is very positive and we have done a lot. Most of us arrived here three or four days ago and we’re trying to adapt to the environment, see how the track is, train, see our friends and interact with other athletes in the Olympic Village.
What is most important now is to relax and wait for the race. Since we came to London, the most important thing was to acclimatise and do a lot of speed work, see the training venue and the warm-up track.
We are doing more track sessions, especially for those who needed to do more after Nairobi. We have been to the main stadium, as some competitions already started there, and I’ve seen how the track is – it’s great!
This is a new track and a new stadium, and so a lot of stadium records will be broken here during the Olympics, from the 100 metres to the 800 metres and the other events and races.
If I run the fastest, it will mean a stadium record and it will be a great feeling. I know the competition will be very exciting. I know people are looking forward to seeing the world champions, Olympic champions, world indoor champions, records holders and the upcoming ones.
It will be exciting to see the upcoming athletes beating the champions and record holders! We have a great team of experienced people and young stars, like Faith (Chepng’etich, who is just 18).
I know Faith is talented and the way I see her, she is very strong, even mentally, she has strong pace and what remains for her is to focus and I know she is focused.
The main objective for me now is to qualify for the second round. I know the first round and semis will be difficult but it is important to finish among the first two and qualify for the semis and final.
Pamela Jelimo, the defending Olympic 800 metres champion, is managed by Golazo Sport and is Team Kenya’s assistant captain