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Day 12 - August 8

09 august 2012, 10:07
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Quotes of the day from the Olympic Games on Wednesday:

 "It's insane. It doesn't feel like it's real. I told Misty when we got our medals, 'If we wake up tomorrow and have to play this match, I'm going to be furious,' because it feels like a dream."

-- Kerri Walsh Jennings after winning a third straight Olympic beach volleyball gold with Misty May-Treanor.

Misty May-Treanor of the US (L) celebrates with teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings. ©AFP

Misty May-Treanor of the US (L) celebrates with teammate Kerri Walsh Jennings. ©AFP

"I definitely had good moments but I think the moments that motivated me most were losing on the biggest stage and just never forgetting that feeling."

-- American Allyson Felix, the three-time 200m world champion who finally won Olympic gold after taking silver medals in 2004 and 2008.

US' Allyson Felix. ©AFP

US' Allyson Felix. ©AFP

"People always doubt the champion but I know what I can do so I never doubt myself. This is my favourite event so I am looking forward to it."

-- Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt of Jamaica, after advancing into Thursday's final of the 200m.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

"If I knew that, I would have won the game."

-- China's Zhang Xi after learning Britain's Prince Harry attended the bronze-medal beach volleyball match she and team-mate Xue Chen lost to Brazilian's Larissa Franca and Juliana Silva.

China's Zhang Xi. ©AFP

China's Zhang Xi. ©AFP

"If we have a one percent chance to beat them, we will give our best to make it happen."

-- Argentine NBA sharpshooter Carlos Delfino of his country's chances of beating the star-studded US Dream Team in the Olympic men's basketball semi-finals.

Argentinian guard Carlos Delfino. ©AFP

Argentinian guard Carlos Delfino. ©AFP

"I want to say to my mum 'I have done it mum. I am going to bring back a medal.'"

-- Thai boxer Kaeo Pongprayoon after a 16-10 quarter-final win over Bulgaria's Aleksandar Aleksandrov assured him of at least a bronze medal.

Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand. ©AFP

Kaeo Pongprayoon of Thailand. ©AFP

 

Source: AFP


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