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European Short Course Championships D1 – flash quotes

Medallists D1 flash quotes – Glasgow European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019

Women’s 400m IM

Gold: Katinka Hosszu (HUN) 4:25.10

“I’m fine with this race. Last Saturday I did weight trainings as I need to turn on my Olympic preparations. Since I knew that here it wasn’t going to be a world record anyway, I rather opted to come here from heavy loads and see how I could swim. Considering this, it feels OK now.”

Silver: Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) 4:28.76

“It wasn’t that bad but my morning swim was a bit easier. The breaststroke is always ambiguous, if I do two turns badly then I can lose a second or so. The end was tough and I’m happy with this silver now.”

Bronze: Ilaria Cusinato (ITA) 4:29.13

“I’m very satisfied, this is more than one second better to my personal record. So many things happened in the last year, after all that I’m super consent. The pool is excellent, good and fast.”

Men’s 200m backstroke

Gold: Radoslaw Kawecki (POL) 1:49.26

“I’m really happy because I won again, it’s a European gold but the time isn’t that good, it should have been better.”

Silver: Christian Diener (GER) 1:50.05

“I’m totally exhausted. What a difficult race it was! I must admit that I attended too many competitions all these weeks.”

Bronze: Luke Greenbank (GBR) 1:50.09

“I’m very pleased, I felt very good during the race. I’m very happy for this medal.”

Men’s 400m free

Danas Rapsys (LTU) 3:33.20 CR

“I’m having a long season because I’ve attended all meets of the World Cup. Those were long-course but I also like short-course. The world record? Maybe next time.”

Thomas Dean (GBR) 3:37.95

“This is amazing, I’ve arrived here without any expectations so this medal is a dream for me. I felt really good, the crowd pushed me, it was really, really amazing!”

Gabriele Detti (ITA) 3:38.06

“I expected more, to perform a little bit better. Well, tomorrow is a new day I have to reset myself, recuperate and move on to the next race.”

Women’s 50m breast

Gold: Benedetta Pilato (ITA) 29.32 WJR

“I’m super satisfied! I don’t know what to say. I’m lost for my emotions, I don’t know what to say. I really wanted to win this one!”

Silver: Martina Carraro (ITA) 29.60

“I’m happy. I expected this medal so everything is fine now!”

Bronze: Mone McSharry (IRL) 29.87

“I don’t know how I made it to get a medal on an outer lane. I’ve just put my hands on the wall and this was the first time that I swim inside 30sec.”

Men’s 50m breast

Gold: Vladimir Morozov (RUS) 25.51 ER-CR

“Well, I didn’t know I could swim breaststroke that well… It’s an honour to race with these guys who are master of this stroke and you can imagine how happy I am now, but I have a relay to swim now.”

Silver: Emre Sakci (TUR) 25.82

“I’m so proud, I’m feeling good. What can I say: I’ve been training for this!”

Bronze (tied): Fabio Scozzoli (ITA) 25.84

“Not bad, it’s another podium so I’m happy. It could have been a little bit better, but hey, at the and of the day, I’m content and move on to the next races.”

Bronze (tied): Arno Kamminga (NED) 25.84

“My goal was to swim a PB. I broke the Dutch record already this morning and did it again this afternoon. Later this week the 200m will be another race.”

Men’s 4x50m free relay

Gold: Russia 1:22.92 – Vladimir Morozov:

“As a team we hoped to achieve a better time. The race was very close, though personally I can only show that I am satisfied with my two golds in one session and a new European record.”

Silver: Poland 1:23.74 – Marcin Cieslak

“I’m super excited with this medal because this was a perfect race with a team of the perfect mix.”

Bronze: Italy 1:24.50 – Marco Orsi:

“I’m very happy for the podium. Italy continues its European streak in this competition.

Giovanni Izzo:

“I’m content that I’ve made the team. I’m very happy to swim with our giants.”

Federico Bocchia:

“This is my return to the national after one year. The feeling is great, thanks for the guys and the whole team.”