3 August 12:26 (BST)

RO: MONTRONE (ITA), Theophile ONFROY (FRA) - 'Our opponents are fierce but we have no fears'

GLASGOW - Comments from Domenico MONTRONE (ITA) and Theophile ONFROY (FRA) after the men's pair semifinals at Strathclyde Country Park on Friday.

Domenico MONTRONE (ITA)

On finishing third in semifinal 2:

"We had a problem at the start. A blade got stuck under the water so we spent the race trying to chase the others from behind. I got a bit nervous but we qualified in the end."

On their expectations for the final:

"We want to do a good race. Our opponents are all fierce but we have no fears. The stronger they are, the more adrenaline we have."

Theophile ONFROY (FRA)

On the race:

"It was difficult at times due to the crosswind. We are happy today but we want to do better (in the final)."

On the final:

"It's going to be a tight and tough race. Our aim is to row at the best of our abilities and any result we get, it will be a consequence of that."

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