Flash Quotes – Athletics

ATHLETICS TEAM COACHES PREPARED FOR LONDON 2012

 

“We are in a great position and we expect our veterans to be warriors. I hope we hear a lot of noise. A lot of people have relatives here, some big entourages. That was missing in Beijing. I hope we see a lot of flags.”

  • Alex Gardiner, Athletics Canada head coach

 

“Dylan Armstrong had a personal best in one of his training sessions, he is ready. He has a routine he has followed the past five years. He has been in the ring before, he has his process and procedure down. Dylan has a greater goal, to perform for Canada. He loves what he is doing and is confident.”

  • Alex Gardiner, Athletics Canada head coach

 

“These guys are ready, they are very well coached and very prepared. I wouldn’t be surprised if one made the top 12. We are only getting better and are showing up before you as a confident group. The record will eventually be broken, whether or not in London.”

  • Martin Goulet, addressing that this is the first time since 1996 that Canada has had three men running the marathon at the Olypmic Games. The Canadian record was set back in 1975 and is the oldest Canadian record.

 

“Our sprinters are really good, really focused. Our goal is to get into the final and anything can happen from there. The Olympic Games are about performing on the day. Our guys are ready to run. We haven’t always had a star on our relay teams. I compare this team to our team in 1993, most people didn’t think we’d win and we got a bronze medal”

  • Glenroy Gilbert, coach of the men’s 4x100m relay team.

 

“Our signature event is the 100m hurdles. We have three women in the event, they represent a future for us. It will be a tight competition, it is why we play the game. Jessica Zelinka is 100% ready to go. Pressure is a privilege, a lot of people would love to feel pressure, but they are not here”

  • Les Gramantik, national athletics coach.

 

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