IPC Athletics World Championships
19-29 July

Lyon 2013 - Day four athlete flash quotes

Read what medallists had to say about their performances on day four at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships. 23 Jul 2013
Odair Santos

Odair Santos speaks to the media after winning the 5,000m T11 world title in Lyon.


"I am really happy, I had good sensations on the track even if I did not do a good start, I got better after the first lap, I accelerated and overtook the second and the first to finally reach the gold."

Men's 200m T42

Gold medallist - Richard Whitehead (GBR)

It was tough today. I've had some great support here. I had a bit of a bad situation last week. I broke one my feet whilst out training and then a quad injury. UKAthletics has done amazing to get me on my feet. I raced amazing today and the conditions have played a factor today with the actual time.

It was all about crossing the line first. I really dug in deep that last 20m. It was so tight. That was probably the hardest last 50m in a 200m I ever had to do.

Women's 800m T54

Gold medallist and new world record - Tatyana McFadden (USA)

"It's unbelievable. It was really tough but I was confident in my training and I trusted myself. The support from fans has been helpful as well. I am quite positive for the 100m even though it is going to be such a competive race once again."

Men's 800m T11

Gold medallist - Odair Santos (BRA)

"I am really happy, I had good sensations on the track even if I did not do a good start. I got better after the first lap, I accelerated and overtook the second and the first to finally reach the gold."

Men's discus throw F42

Gold medallist - Aled Davies (GBR)

"I was the favourite and I feel in great form so I expected a win. I made it difficult for myself but managed to smash it. I know what I am able to do. I was very close from the world record and I am sure that someday I will take it off Fanie Lombard. The only question is when."

Men's 10,000m T12

Gold medallist and new world record holder - El Amin Chentouf (MAR)

"The aim today was clear. I was going for the world record. I tried to save energy in the 5,000m two days ago to be ready for this one. Now I am tired. I need to recover in order to perform well in the marathon and then the gold medals will come in threes."

Women's Discuss Throw F54/55/56

Gold medallist - Marianne Buggenhagan (GER)

"I am really moved, happy and proud to win that gold medal at my age of 60. I had good vibes on the field."

Men's 4x100m Relay

Gold medallists - Russia

"It was hard for us but we wont it! Being in France is wonderful, we love it here and we all are very happy."

Men's 100m T44

Gold medallist - Jonnie Peacock (GBR)

"I got a very bad start. There was quite a lot of pressure with the expectations on Browne. But this is actually a positive rivalry for the p

Paralympics in general. I'll come back better, faster so as to break the world record."

Men's javelin throw - F11

Gold medallist - Anibal Bello (VEN)

"It has been really hard. My competitors were really good, and I was phisycally exhausted. But thanks to God I finally got the gold medal."

Women's 100m - T11

Gold medallist - Terezinha GUIHERMINA - (BRA) 239 Gold medalist

"It has been a very tough race. I'm happy but quite disappointed at the same time not to be able to run faster. It's just unbelivable."

Men's 100m - T43

Gold medallist - Alan Fonteles Oliveira (BRA)

"I'm very happy. People were expecting me to break the wold record, but I thought I would not even win this race. Thanks to these two gold medals, I'm giving a start to my international career."

Women's Long Jump - T43/44

Gold medallist - Iris Pruysen (NED)

"I am really excited. It is such a pleasure to win the first gold medal for Netherlands. I knew I was capable to jump over 5m. I did it before and tonight it brought me the win. Now I am going to focus on the 100m and 200m and will do my best to reach the finals."

The 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships, featuring over 1,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries, runs through until Sunday 28 July. It is the biggest gathering of international athletes since London 2012 and is being streamed each day live via www.ParalympicSport.TV.

Live results can be found at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships website whilst updates and behind the scenes pictures can be found at Twitter.com/IPCAthletics and Facebook.com/IPCAthletics. Further pictures can be found at flickr.com/ipc-athletics-lyon2013.