13 AUG 2005 General News Gold Medallist

Flash Interviews - Women 4x100m Relay Final

Gold MedallistUSA
4th leg, Lauryn WILLIAMS:
"We had the same plan as before. I was a little bit nervous about the exchanges, but I think they were almost excellent. I was sort of hoping for two gold medals all the way through."

"The atmosphere was really bad following the US Men's race yesterday, but I just had to focus on our run. I was very excited to be a part of this relay."

3rd leg, Me'Lisa BARBER:
"We did not have any problems today, and luckily the conditions were also good, there was no rain today!"

"The most important thing was to get the baton around and just hold on to the stick. Our first training only came after the final of the Women's 100m."

Silver Medallist - JAMAICA
4th leg, Veronica CAMPBELL:
"The ladies went out there and gave it their best shot, we got the stick around and that is the most important."

"The exchanges were better than in the semis, but they were still not perfect. We still need to work on them a little, and then we can be better at the next championships."

"Maybe it wasn't a perfect race, but we've got a medal, and that's OK. I'm satisfied with the silver, I'm not disappointed at all. It was a great race and everybody did their best. It is a shame I did not get tha baton earlier, then the race would have been even closer."

3rd leg, Aleen BAILEY:
"We are happy. We are a team that went out there and did its best. I am very proud of all the girls. No, it is not a gold, but if we are all fit and healthy we will be back for more."

"The US ran well, all the girls on that team are my friends, so I am really proud of them too."

1st leg, Daniele BROWNING:
"I just went out there to do my best, you know. I was a little bit nervous, as these were my first big championships."

Bronze Medallist - BELARUS
3rd leg, Alena NEVMERZHITSKAYA
"This was a dream come true, we were very lucky today. It felt like even God was with us here in Helsinki."

"The exchanges worked perfectly and we are very pleased with the bronze medal and also the new national record (42,56).