4 August 18:39 (BST)

SW: QUADARELLA (ITA) - gold

GLASGOW - Comments from Simona QUADARELLA (ITA) after winning the gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle in a personal best and Italian record of 8 minutes 16.35 seconds.

Simona QUADARELLA (ITA) - gold

On beating her previous best time by more than four seconds:

"It's an Italian record and my first gold in a major competition so I’m very happy. I expected it, but not by that much.

"I knew I was strong but saw others behind me and didn’t realise I was doing that well."

On what the gold medal means to her:

"It means a lot, it’s confirmation that I have worked very well. I hope to do the same in the 1500m."

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