Eindhoven 2014: Day three athlete flash quotes

The reaction from athletes including Netherland’s Chantalle Zijderveld, gold medal winner in a new European record time. 06 Aug 2014
A British swimmer is filmed on completed a race a the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships

Hannah Russell has won a total of two medals so far at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

ⒸKess-Jan van Overbeeke

“Just great. I never expected that. I am so happy”

Morning session

Chantalle Zijderveld, the Netherlands, European Champion and new European record holder, women’s 100m breaststroke SB9

“Just great. I never expected that. I am so happy”

Daniela Schulte, Germany, European champion, women’s 200m medley SM11

“I am very happy because last few years were not so good for me. I was ill for a long time.

“I am so happy about the time and the race.

“I hope that on Saturday I will win a silver or bronze medal.”

Hannah Russell, Great Britain, silver medallist, women’s 100m individual medley SM12

“It’s the first time I’ve ever entered this event on an international stage so to come away with a silver medal it’s unbelievable. I know there’s a lot of things to work on.”

Mina Marie Heyerdal Klausen, Norway, bronze, women’s 200m individual medley SM7

“I thought it was good, It was hard but I did the best I could so I’m happy with it.”


Evening session


Teresa Perales, Spain, silver, women’s 50m butterfly S5

“I didn’t feel very well in the pool today. My position was too vertical at 20 metres. I expected the results but not the time.”

“I’m happy for Norway. Sarah Louise [Rung] is such an amazing butterfly swimmer.”

Andrea Castagneto, Italy, bronze, men’s 50m butterfly S5

“It’s a great emotion. I didn’t expect it at all in the final because I entered with the fifth qualification time.”

Andrew Mullen, Great Britain, European champion, men’s 50m butterfly S5, speaking to Channel 4

“I’m just so happy, It’s my first ever major title. I feel like I’ve been waiting so long for it and I’ve had a lot of second places and fourth places and at the last Europeans I was so disappointed so not to come away with gold, so to do it a few years later I’m just so happy.

“My family are a great support. They are the reason I am able to do what I do. I’m really thankful to them and it’s great to have the here to support me.

“I’ve not even really been training for the fly this year so to get a European record when it counts, I’m so pleased.”

Michelle Alonso, Spain, European champion and new world record holder, women’s 100m breaststroke SB14

“I am very, very happy to get the result.”

Scott Quin, Great Britain, silver, men’s 100m breaststroke SB14

“I just controlled that first 50 stuck with my rival Evers and just thought ‘see what I’ve got left in me’ and hold on for dear life.”

Tobias Pollap, Germany, bronze, men’s individual 200m medley SM7

“My competition was very hard and I must train very hard and I am glad that I got third.

Last year I was not in Montreal and I could not know the strength of my competition but here in Eindhoven I think I can do more perhaps for Rio.”

Eleanor Simmonds, Great Britain, silver, women’s 50m freestyle S6

“I love a race. I’m going to get back and train harder.

“It’s not been the best of weeks, I don’t know why. I’ve been swimming well and I’m enjoying myself.”

Charles Rozoy, France, European champion, men’s 100m butterfly S8

“A very good race because I have a big problem with my shoulder for seven weeks and I just got back in the water one month ago. It’s not a very good time but I am first.”






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