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Quotes from Athletes

21 May 2014 Tom Aggar
It went to plan. I went out hard in the first half and could cruise to the finish. I am not fazed by the conditions. Choppy waters can be difficult but everyone is in the same boat. On Sunday, I just want to go out there and produce my personal best.
21 May 2014 Alla Lysenko
I don't like it when people call me a leader, a favourite. Nobody knows about Sunday because it could be hard today and easy in the final, or easy today and hard in the final. It's unpredictable.
Liudmila VAUCHOK
21 May 2014 Liudmila Vauchok
My plan was just to get straight to the final and to not do the repechages. It was better to give my all to get to the final. I have a 7-month-old baby and tomorrow it's my baby's birthday. For the final, I will ask that God will help me."
21 May 2014 Claudios Santos
I wish I had won so I could rest tomorrow. Unfortunately it didn't work out. I am sure tomorrow everything will be OK. I was sixth in Beijing (2008), now I want a podium finish. Of course everyone wants to win but the colour of the medal doesn't really matter for me. I feel more prepared than in Beijing.
Nathalie BENOIT
21 May 2014 Natalie Benoit
Coming second was forseeable. I haven't had the chance to do 1000m here and Alla (LYSENKO, UKR) was in a different league. The conditions were good, perfect for me. It's fantastic that there is a big crowd here. It warmed my heart to have the support of the French crowd. It pushes you for the last few metres. You want to push. My parents and uncle are here, they are also rowers.