IPC Swimming World Championships
12-18 August

Montreal 2013 - Day seven flashquotes

Read what the athletes said when they came off the water 19 Aug 2013
Valérie Grand'Maison saluant la foule en délire après sa victoire

Valérie Grand'Maison saluant la foule en délire après sa victoire

ⒸAndré Pétit

Evening Session

Men's 100m backstroke S9


Gold medallist - Matthew Cowdrey (AUS)


"I’m ecstatic with how I’ve gone! The Australian team has done very well, to have a Maddie Elliott who got up and won that 100 freestyle that was amazing and it continued the whole week! We have a great team, we have a great team spirit! We work for each other, we do things and relays are very important to us as well!"


Women's 100m freestyle S6


Gold medallist - Ellie Simmonds (GBR)


"I’m so happy with what I achieved, three golds and one bronze – we’ve had great championships!"


Women's 50m freestyle S10


Gold medallist - Sophie Pascoe (NZL)


"I’ve just had an incredible championships. It’s been a hard year coming from London but doing a personal best in every single final – I couldn’t have asked for more."


Women's 50m freestyle S8


Fourth position - Olesya Vladykina (RUS)


"I am a bit disappointed, fourth position is not very good but my time was okay.

I really enjoyed these championships but I feel a little bit tired now. "


Women's 200m Individual medley SM11


Gold medallist - Mary Fisher (NZL)


"I feel absolutely excited, I’m so relieved now! Daniela [Schulte] is such a great competitor it’s really exciting to be able to race against her!

I couldn’t have asked for anything more here in Montreal! It has been a great atmosphere and we are lucky to have the support of Team New Zealand behind us!"


Women's 100m freestyle S13


Gold medallist - Valerie Grand'Maison (CAN)


"There is a life outside of swimming but you have to make set backs to get this far! You have to become strong mentally and do it with your heart! Tonight I won this gold for my people and for myself and I won it with my heart! I’v heard the crowd on the last 50 meters where it hurt very much so this helped me to give everything on the last 50m. It’s great to have a championships in your home country!"



Morning session


Women's 100m backstroke S9


Second fastest qualifier (1:12.70) - Amy Marren (GBR)


"It's amazing to be called the new star of the British swimming team but I'm just doing my swimming because I love it. Who knows if I'm going for gold tonight. I just want to go out there and enjoy myself, it's my final swim for these championships let's just see what happens!"


Women's 50m freestyle S10


Fastest qualifier (28.28) - Sophie Pascoe (NZL)


"I hope I'll win the next medal tonight. You can expect a fast race from all of us! That is going to be a tight one!"


Men's 50m freestyle S5


Second fastest qualifier (33.70) - Roy Perkins (USA)


"This was a good heat. I hope to beat Daniel Dias tonight. It will be very tough but I think I have a chance. I'm looking forward to it."


Women's 100m freestyle S13


Fastest qualifier (1:02.56) - Valerie Grand'Maison (CAN)


"We'll see what I can do tonight. I just try to have fun I don't want to feel any pressure. That is the last race here in Montreal so I'm just going to enjoy it - enjoy the crowd. I don't have any expectations, it's hard to tell. This morning didn't go too well so hopefully it's going to be better tonight."


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