8 August 19:35 (BST)

Quotes of the Day for Wednesday 8 August

GLASGOW - A selection of the best quotes from day 7 of competition at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

"I looked at the weather forecast and it said dry but I've learnt from my three days up here that you kind of ignore what it says and assume it is going to rain."
- Englishwoman Hayley SIMMONDS (GBR) has adjusted to the weather north of the border ahead of a wet women's time trial.

"It's going to be a very interesting final for sure. If anyone wants to join the INGEBRIGTSEN party, please do so."
- You would not want to be trying to run away from track and field star Henrik INGEBRIGTSEN (NOR) and his two brothers, who have all qualifed for Friday's 1,500m final in Berlin.

"I race almost 20 years now at a high level and I am getting really tired in my soul."
- Laszlo CSEH (HUN) on competition fatigue after failing to progress in the 200m butterfly in which he has won Olympic and world medals.

"I didn't breathe. I never breathe. It's not something I ever want to practise. 'No breathing' is for me, it's the way forward."
- British swimmer Ben PROUD airs his respiration strategy after he qualified joint-fastest from the heats of the 50m freestyle.

"I felt a bit nervy out there at times. Match play is different. I never get like that in stroke play events. I miss a putt and then I look at him and I think, 'Terrible. He's going to kill me now'."
- Golfer Lee SLATTERY (GBR) on the trauma of match play golf with his playing partner Callum SHINKWIN (GBR).

"I don’t have the gills."
- French former synchronised swimmer and Olympic bronze medallist Virginie DEDIEU is definitely not a fish, despite her natural ability to stay upside down in water longer than most people.

"I finally proved I can swim"
- Polish silver medallist in the men's 200m backstroke, Radoslaw KAWECKI, could be accused, in finest Monty Python style, of 'stating the bl**ding obvious' in his post-race comments.

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