7 August 20:48 (BST)

AT: SCHIPPERS - bronze in the women's 100m

BERLIN - Comments from Dafne SCHIPPERS (NED) after winning bronze in the women's 100m in 10.99 seconds at the Berlin Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

Dafne SCHIPPERS (NED) - bronze

On winning bronze after taking goldĀ at the last two European championships:

"A medal counts so I am happy to have it and this was also my best race of the season, so I am glad. A medal is always OK."

On whether she felt pressure as the defending champion:

"Coming as the defending champion, I did not feel the pressure. All the girls are very strong and I think the level of sprinting in Europe is rising."

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