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Day 13 - August 9

10 august 2012, 10:00
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 Quotes of the day from the Olympic Games on Thursday:

"It's what I came here to do. I'm now a legend, I'm the greatest athlete to live."

-- Usain Bolt has no doubts about his place in the Olympic pantheon after clinching an unprecedented "double-double" of sprint titles.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. ©AFP

"Lord (Sebastian) Coe is a very good friend of mine and I was here early in February and he took me round the stadium and I said I would come here and run to make him proud."

-- Kenya's David Rudisha after his world record breaking display to claim the 800m gold medal.

Kenya's David Rudisha. ©AFP

Kenya's David Rudisha. ©AFP

"It is a dream come true. I am so happy and overwhelmed with joy right now. I have wanted this all my life and I have done it."

-- Britain's Nicola Adams after becoming the first woman boxer to win an Olympic gold medal.

Britain's Nicola Adams. ©AFP

Britain's Nicola Adams. ©AFP

"This is pretty crazy. Back in Beijing (2008 Olympic Games gold medal match) I scored the only goal against Brazil, and now I have scored two goals in the final here. Maybe for my third Olympic final I'm going to have to score a hat-trick."

- - Carli Lloyd after her two goals helped the United States down Japan 2-1 in the women's football final.

US Carli Lloyd. ©AFP 

US Carli Lloyd. ©AFP

"I'm not really a fighter. I'm more of a lover, I guess."

-- Disconsolate British open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne reflects on her failure to master a turbulent race in the marathon where she finished fourth.

British Keri-Anne Payne. ©AFP

British Keri-Anne Payne. ©AFP

"I will cry the rest of the night with joy. Maybe it's happiness, adrenaline, everything. We showed the world we know how to play basketball."

-- Edwidge Lawson-Wade, who scored a game-high 18 points for France as they booked a place in the women's basketball final with a victory over Russia.

"She was very amused."

-- International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge says Queen Elizabeth II gave the royal seal of approval to her opening ceremony James Bond sequence.

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge. ©AFP

International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge. ©AFP

 

Source: AFP


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