9 August 16:05 (BST)

TR: BEAUGRAND (FRA) - bronze in the women's triathlon

GLASGOW - Comments from bronze medallist Cassandre BEAUGRAND (FRA) after the women's triathlon at Strathclyde Country Park on Thursday.

Cassandre BEAUGRAND (FRA) - bronze

On the race:

"It was a very difficult race and not really my preferred race profile. I tried to push, push. I had a really tight race with Jessica LEARMONTH (GBR) which I don't normally do, because I'm less strong on the bike. I really had trouble on the run leg, at least I was not at my normal level, but I kept my position."

On being caught by eventual winner Nicola SPIRIG (SUI) on the bike leg:

"The first thing Jessica and I said to each other was 'shit'. We saw we had a 10-second lead on the hill, and then we lost it straight away because she attacked."

On the run leg:

"My aim was to keep the bronze. I knew they were too far away from me on the bike and I couldn't catch them, and I was still having trouble with the run. The aim was just to keep that third place."

On the mixed relay on Saturday:

"I can't wait for the relay. Now I'll get some rest and recovery, and hope to bring home another medal."

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