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Interviews Men 800 m Final

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."