Gold MedallistDjabir SAIDGUERNI ALG
"There are about 5 million Algerians living in France. Therefore it was very important for me to win a medal here, which I want to offer to all my compatriots.
"I watched the heats and semi-final over and over again to study the others. I thought the South-Africans will have team tactics.
"I gave all that I had in the final straight."
Silver Medallist - Yuriy BORZAKOVSKIY RUS
"It was a fantastic race, and I happy with my result."
Bronze Medallist - Mbulaeni MULAUDZI RSA
"It was a tough race. I had to work really hard to get the medal. I knew I could have won the race, but I have to go home with the bronze medal and be satisfied with it.
"My tactics was to kick at 600m but I was in a bad position. I was something like fourth at that point and the others were going too fast. I responded too late."