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07 AUG 1997
Flash Interview women 200 metres final
Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) Gold
"I am so tired after so many rounds but I am fresh in my head.
This makes up for the disappointmentin the 100m.
I don't know what happened to Merlene as she should have won this one
but I felt I had agood shot at gold too!"
-S. Jayasinghe (SRI)Silver
"I didn't get a good start and once this is perfected I am sure that the next time I will win.
In the last fifty years, Sri Lanka has not been able to get a medal, but I am young and hope to get my country many more medals".
(translated by S.B. Dissanayake Ministerof Samurdhi, youth & sports of Sri Lanka)
-Merlene Ottey (JAM) Bronze
"I had many problems this year.
I was sick for a long period, so there was no way to prepare the 200 metres.
See what happened in the last 30 metres!"