10 August 21:36 (BST)

Quotes of the Day for Friday 10 August

GLASGOW - A selection of the best quotes from day 8 of competition at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

"I just want to eat everything I can not before it (competition). All the things like burgers, fries, doughnuts..."
- Nafissatou THIAM (BEL) plans to celebrate winning heptathlon gold in style.

"It's been an awful year and at times I've had to question what I'm doing. I'm just happy to be racing."
- British triathlete Alistair BROWNLEE, back from a long-term calf injury, is not too bothered about finishing fourth at Strathclyde Country Park.

"From the beginning I knew I was going to eat s**t."
French BMX rider Sylvain ANDRE lands in it after a crash during training.

"Luckily for us the races are separated [Friday qualifiers, Saturday finals], otherwise we would all be dead."
- Dutch BMX rider Joris HARMSEN lives to fight another gruelling day after winning his motos heat at Knightswood Park.

"When I do this track, at the finish line I am really dead."
- Belgian BMX rider Elke VANHOOF was even more spent at the end.

"If you are in front you don't have to worry about other people."
- Dutch BMX rider Niek KIMMANN, who also won his motos heat, reveals his secret strategy to avoid crashes.

"That long delay we had at the drivable par 4. The old bones suffered a bit after that, I nearly missed a rescue into the front bunker."
- British golfer Laura DAVIES could do without waiting around in the wet conditions at Gleneagles, but still managed to complete a 4&2 victory with Georgia HALL over their Belgian opponents.

"It is a very good ending to a very bad European Championships."
- German diver Patrick HAUSDING (GER), the Rio 2016 3m springboard bronze medallist, is grateful for his bronze in the 3m synchronised springboard after failing in his individual events.

"We need to rest a little bit, have some beers and relax, ready for the semis."
- Spanish golfer David BORDA and partner Santiago BEN TARRIO plan to kick back with a six-pack in preparation for the knockout phase.

"This discipline [1m springboard] is my favourite, but I somehow can never win it. This is probably a motivation for me not to stop but to continue to work. I could have done better in everything. There is no limit to perfection."
- Russia's Nadezhda BAZHINA has to settle for silver, again, in the 1m springboard; she was second also at last year's world championships in Budapest.

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