9 August 11:58 (BST)

OW: GABRIELLESCHI (ITA) - silver in the women’s open water swimming 10km event

GLASGOW - Comments from Giulia GABRIELLESCHI (ITA) after winning the silver medal in the women’s 10km open water swimming event at Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on Thursday. 

Giulia GABRIELLESCHI (ITA) - silver 

On winning her first solo open water medal:

“I am really proud of myself. I worked hard all this year to get here, both in the pool and outside. I had to work a lot on my concentration too. This is really important for me."

On keeping up with gold medal winner Sharon VAN ROUWENDAAL:

“I knew she was going very fast but I am good at following, so I just pushed and went for it.”

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