Xiang LIU, CHN
The starter speaks with a low voice and it was hard for me to understand his 'ready...'. I waited for the athlete on my right to go off to start. I false started in Stockholm and did not want to make the same mistake. During the race it felt very relaxed to run. It was too early and I want to go back to sleep. I will get better and better in semi-final and final. I am taking it very serious to run in the final.
Pascal MARTINOT-LAGARDE, FRA
I feel really cold. It was a strange rac. The judges were deliberating over the false start. It really bothered me to have a start that took so much time. It's my first international championship in the senior category, I got to experience sudden stress but this will teach me a lot in my preparation for the future and the Olympic Games in particular.
Aries MERRITT, USA
It was very easy, nice and relaxed. It was just the first round, really, really easy. I was happy to get through. I feel very confident, I can be a medallist if I just execute my race properly.