French gymnast Samir Aït Saïd has boldly declared he will end his Olympic Games demons by winning a gold medal at Tokyo 2020 after he suffered an horrific injury at last year's event in Rio de Janeiro.
The 27-year-old left the Rio Olympic Arena in the Brazilian city on a stretcher as he broke his leg after landing heavily following a vault in the qualification round.
The injury was perhaps the worst seen at Rio 2016 as the Frenchman's left leg dangled out at an unnatural angle as he lay on the mat.
Saïd made his first appearance at a major event when he competed at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal earlier this month, where he finished fourth in the final of the rings event.
He is now targeting Olympic glory at the 2020 Olympic Games in the Japanese capital and vowed to work "even harder" after narrowly missing out on a World Championships medal.
"In Tokyo I will be there and I will win gold," Saïd told insidethegames at the SPORTELMonaco convention here.
"I will do rings for the final and for the French team I will do floor and vault.
"My medal prospects are finished in the vault.
"I am focused only on rings.
"It is my best discipline."
Saïd also claimed he was "proud" of his recovery from the devastating leg-break and insisted he did not fear for his career when he suffered the injury in Rio.
"It was a big recovery and an amazing recovery," the 2013 European rings champion, who missed out on London 2012 through injury, added.
"I am very proud of this.
"Now I feel good, I feel better day by day.
"I thought it would be very hard to come back but for me nothing is impossible.
"My dream is to become an Olympic champion and after the surgery I worked very hard to be on two legs.
"After this, I worked very, very hard.
"My dream was not finished.
"I have to fight for this."
The Frenchman said he would not end his career until after Paris, located less than eight miles from his birthplace of Champigny-sur-Marne, stages the Olympic Games in 2024.
The city was awarded the Games by the International Olympic Committee last month, with Los Angeles named as hosts of the 2028 event.
"I am taking it step-by-step, first step Tokyo and second step Paris," he said.
"I am very focused on Tokyo and after I hope the medal in Tokyo, I will prepare for Paris, where a dream will become a reality."