10 quick quotes from the poolside at day 5 of 2019 European SC Championships

by Daniela Kapser 2

December 08th, 2019 Europe, International, News

2019 LEN EUROPEAN SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

All quotes are courtesy of LEN European Aquatics

1. Mariia Temnikova got the job done.

”I’m extremely happy, because I’ve done the task. I fought hard to be in the final and to get this medal.” The Russian won her first individual gold medal in the 200m breaststroke at an international major meet.

2. Vlad Morozov grabbed his sixth gold medal.

The Russian had no time for a quote after the 100m freestyle – he had to get the Russian relay train.

3. Anastasiya Shkurdai was one of the happiest teenagers in town.

”I am happy! I don’t believe this happened to me!” The 16-year old took the title in the women’s 100m butterfly and set a new European Junior record.

4. Kliment Kolesnikov was happy about gold and silver for Russia.

”It was so hard after the 50m back semis. But I’m happy that I had the strength to achieve this. I really wanted to win this gold and I’m especially happy for the Russian 1-2.” And it was only the first gold in the 100m IM for the Russian tonight. He did it tonight Morozov-like.

5. Simona Quadarella gave everything and earned a gold medal.

”Amazing! I can’t believe it. I tried to start as fast as I could. For me, the 400m is very difficult but I gave everything I had.” The Italian battled until the finish and touched the wall first in the women’s 400m freestyle.

6. Andreas Vazaios was on fire.

”It’s part of my strategy to swim the 200m this way, to make the last 50m at a maximum speed. I’m really so-so happy! My performance was great. It was so hard to get this gold but everything went great. I’m happy with both my times (in the 100m IM and 200m fly). To tell you the truth, the bronze in the IM just fired me up for this final. I took the lead and tried to keep my head down and win. And I did it!” The Greece took the title in the 200m butterfly and the bronze in the 100m IM.

7. Maria Kameneva managed to overcome a tough day of competition.

“This is my first gold medal at the European Championships. I didn’t expect this to happen here, because the second day of the event was very tough for me. Now I’m really satisfied and delighted!” The Russian won the 50m freestyle and was crowned as the new European sprint queen.

8. Kliment Kolesnikov loves wining.

”It was so hard after the semi-finals and the 100m IM final – but wining is in my blood.” The Russian won his second gold medal of the night in the 50m backstroke. And there was more to come.

9. Poland’s relay girls were over the moon.

”We have an amazing team behind us. I just closed my eyes and I tried to focus as it came right after the 50m free final. We didn’t expect to win this relay. We tried to enjoy as much as possible. Now we are over the Moon!” Katarzyna Wasick commented the unexpected victory of the 4x50m  medley relay.

10. Vlad Morozov won his 7th gold medal.

”I had the 100m before, the time is great and I’m very happy now. We wanted to finish these championships with a great success. We all came into this race with very different emotions, we wanted to be fast, and we were!” said the Russian Vladimir Morozov. His won his 7th gold. His teammate Kliment Kolesnikov grabbed his 3rd gold of the evening with the victory in the 4x50m medley relay.

 

 

 

 

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DEAN IS GOD
9 months ago

Winning is in my blood

LOL

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Reply to  DEAN IS GOD
9 months ago

lmao is winning maybe a synonym for something?