12 August 14:15 (BST)

OW: FURLAN (ITA) - bronze in 25km men's open water

GLASGOW - Comments from Matteo FURLAN (ITA) after winning the bronze medal in the 25km men's open water swimming competitoin at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park on Sunday.

Matteo FURLAN (ITA)  - bronze

On the race:

"The race was very hard because I think it is no good in 25km to have the wetsuit. It is totally different and I cannot swim normally.

"I don't like swimming with the wetsuit because it is too hard to move the shoulders and you feel pain during the race. The result is good in these conditions."

On the close finish:

"It was a close finish and I give congratulations to RASOVSZKY (Kristof, HUN, the winner) because he was the leader all the race he had the strengh to finish faster. He was good and I'm happy for him."

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