3 August 18:18 (BST)

SW: CUSINATO (ITA) - silver

GLASGOW - Comments from Ilaria CUSINATO (ITA) after taking silver in the women's 400m medley silver medallist at Tollcross International Swimming Centre on Friday.

Ilaria CUSINATO (ITA) - silver

On the race:

"That race was amazing for me - I didn't expect second place because I wasn't sure about this morning (in the heats), I wasn't feeling very good in the water, especially in the breaststroke. I want to dedicate this race to my coach, my friends and especially my parents, who came here from Italy to see me.

"This year began very well for me with an unexpected third place in Copenhagen (European Short Course Championships). Everything was surreal, I'm very happy with my times this year and I can't complain about anything. This was special, magic for me."

On her future:

"A lot of United States universities have asked me to go there but I'm very comfortable in Rome now. I have a good balance between study and swimming so I think I'm going to stay there and focus on the next two to three years."

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