IPC Swimming World Championships
12-18 August

Montreal 2013 - Day three flashquotes

Read what the athletes said when they came off the water 14 Aug 2013
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New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe competes in the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Women's 50m Freestyle S6


Third fastest qualifier - Emanuela Romano (ITA)


"It's very emotional for me to be here in Montreal. It's my third world championships and I'm having a great time. I broke the Italian record so I'm very happy."


Fourth fastest qualifier - Ellie Simmonds (GBR)


"It was a tough race this morning and the result is a bit disappointing. It's quite cold and that's not the best enviroment. Tonight I know that I need to warm up more and prepare myself better. It's going to be a tough race!"



Men's 50m Backstroke S5


Fastest qualifier - Daniel Dias (BRA)


"This morning it was cold and a hard race. I hope the final tonight is going to be better."



Men's 50m Freestyle S7


Second fastest qualifier - Josef Craig (GBR)


"I'm looking for a faster time obviously than the personal best. Being on the podium tonight would be ideal."



Women's 50m Freestyle S7


Seventh fastest qualifier - Kirsten Bruhn (GER)


"These are my third world champs but I don't feel very good. I don't like these weather conditions, I prefer hot temperatures. This was my first start we will see what is still about to come."



Men's 400m Freestyle S8


Sixth fastest qualifier - Zack McAllister (CAN)


"It feels good to swim in front of my home crowd. I've been a bit more nervous than usual but it feels really good. I'm looking forward to the final tonight!"



Men's 100m Breaststroke SB9


Fastest qualifier - Kevin Paul (RSA)


"It's not really a pressure to go to the finals with the best qualifying time. In the heats you just have to get the morning swim out of the way. I got silver in London and tonight is gonna be a good race against Pavel (Poltavtsev) again. We'll see what's going to happen."



Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9


Fastest qualifier - Sophie Pascoe (NZL)


"This was a good time for me. I was aiming to go under 1:20 and I set a new personal best. It's going to be a close race and I'm looking for another PB in the final!"




Evening session:


Men's 400m freestyle S8


Gold medalist - Oliver Hynd (GBR)


"I felt like I had some unfinished business from London last year. Coming in second so close hurt a little bit. I'm very happy now, it's all about the medals!"


Silver medalist - Sam Hynd (GBR)


"I'm getting back to good form again. Turned out my last 50m are strong so I could consider doing the 50 now!!"


Women's 400m freestyle S8


Gold medalist - Jessica Long (USA)


"My strategy was not to take it out too fast to save energy for the end. My goal for the rest of the Championships is honestly just to have fun! It's the year after London I'm just trying to have a good time."


Women's 100m breaststroke SB9


12 years-old and in sixth position - Chantalle Zijderveld (NED)


"It's my first big Championships and it feels great. Everything is big and loud and exciting. My goal now is to train for Rio!"


Men's 200m individual medley SM12


Gold medalist - Danylo Chufarov (UKR)


"This was my first competition in the S12 class and I'm very happy about my world record!"


Women's 200m individual medley SM12


Silver medalist - Carla Casals (ESP)


"Yesterday I won gold in butterfly and now silver in the medley. I feel good, it was amazing. The important thing is to be on the podium. I'm very proud of myself!"


Men's 100m butterfly S13


Gold medalist - Ihar Boki (BLR)


"I'm very happy. And I'll try to give my best in the next days to show my best results."


Women's 100m butterfly S13


Gold medalist - Valerie Grand'Maison (CAN)


"I didn't have any expectations for this race. In the butterfly you can see the swimmers next to you and I was dying. So many thoughts came through my mind but I tried to stay focused and I'm so happy now!


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