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Istanbul 2012 - Flash Interviews - Women's 4x400m Relay


Shanna Cox: My aim was to get a good position, a position as good as possible.

Nicola Sanders: I wanted to keep the pace as fast as possible. It was a matter of contention. My focus was to keep as close in tough with the leading as possible.

Christine Ohuruogu: We just had to try. You can do anything, but you just have to try. This is why I overtook the American. Now we all need to stay healthy. We knew that we already had a medal, it was only a question of colour. So, I just gave it a try.

Pamela Shakes-Drayton: When I was given the button I had to maintain this position. My job was to close it down. But I I knew was that I had to keep running. I did not even know who was running next to me. I did not know that it was Sanya Richards-Ross.


The race was good. I got bumped up a couple of times. I didn't realize how close Russia and Ukraine were. I tried to keep my composure and thought I would have sufficient space and time to catch the British, but unfortunately I didn't. I have had a lot of races, but did know want to let the team down. I am happy to represent the US with those ladies. This World Championships felt like a hard week of training, but I accomplished what I came here for.


We are satisfied with the bronze. We knew it would be a tough fight with the Americans and the British. It was a bit unexpected when the Ukrainian girl took the lead, but maybe she had to take the risk. We had 6 girls on the team but we only learnt who would be racing this morning, so we were all very nervous.