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Day 9 - August 5

06 august 2012, 10:19
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Quotes of the day from the Olympic Games on Sunday:

"It was wonderful. I knew it was going to be like this. There wasn't a doubt in my mind it was going to be like this."

-- Jamaican Usain Bolt after he retained his 100m title with the second-fastest time in history of 9.63sec.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

"It's my first Olympics and I get a silver medal. What more can I ask for? To be the second-fastest man in the world behind Bolt is an honour."

-- Jamaican Yohan Blake, who took silver behind Bolt in the 100m.

Jamaica's Yohan Blake. ©AFP

Jamaica's Yohan Blake. ©AFP

"That's number one for me. The biggest win of my life. This week's been absolutely incredible."

-- Andy Murray, after his 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 thrashing of Roger Federer in the men's tennis singles final at Wimbledon.

Great Britain's Andy Murray. ©AFP

Great Britain's Andy Murray. ©AFP

"If you put shuffle on my iPod, you're in for trouble because you don't know what you're going to get."

-- British BMX specialist Shanaze Reade on the electic range of music that gets her motivated.

"The whole experience is mind-blowing. My aim was to make the semi-final. It's a dream come true."

-- South African double amputee Oscar Pistorius, who failed to qualify for the 400m final.

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius. ©AFP
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius. ©AFP

"It was worth every moment of it, to feel that roar and be in this atmosphere again. Money can't buy that and I'm glad I fought this hard to get to this position."

-- Dwain Chambers, who served a two-year drugs ban then fought British Olympic Association rules that would have banned him from the Games, after running next to Usain Bolt but failing to qualify in the semi-finals of the 100m.

Britain's Dwain Chambers. ©AFP

Britain's Dwain Chambers. ©AFP

"I am really happy. The gold medal weighs more than the weights."

China's Zhou Lulu after winning the over-75kg weightlifting gold with a world record total lift of 333kg.

China's Lulu Zhou. ©AFP

China's Lulu Zhou. ©AFP

"What can I say? I just like it. It's feminine and we are females at the end of the day. It's better than pulling down my shorts all the time because they have little shorts inside."

Australian boxer Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen, who opted to wear a skirt in her first-round defeat as women's boxing made its Olympic debut on Sunday.

Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen of Australia. ©AFP

Naomi-Lee Fischer-Rasmussen of Australia. ©AFP

"Now there is the technology where we can ring every day and I feel lots of care from my family all the time. I choose to be a diver, so I will pursue this goal and fulfill my dream."

China's women's 3m springboard diving champion Wu Minxia, discussing reports that her parents kept important family news from her to preserve her peace of mind as she trained for the Games.

China's Wu Minxia. ©AFP

China's Wu Minxia. ©AFP

 

Source: AFP


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