4 August 12:25 (BST)


GLASGOW - Comments from gold medallist Denisa TILVESCU (ROU) and bronze medallists Sara BERTOLASI (ITA) and Alessandra PATELLI (ITA) after the final of the women's pair at Strathclyde Country Park on Saturday.

Denisa TILVESCU (ROU) - gold

On their race:

"We had hoped to stay in the race and perform well, and we did it. It's an amazing practice for the world championships [in Plovdiv in September]. We did really well and I am very happy."

Sara BERTOLASI (ITA) - bronze

On taking silver:

"I am satisfied with our race. We tried  hard from the start. We knew Romania had a strong sprint, but we couldn't do more."

Alessandra PATELLI (ITA) - bronze

On winning silver:

"I am happy but we know we can still improve. We have participated in one Olympics [Rio 2016], but we haven't finished our job yet [laughing]."

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