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Interviews Men 3000m Steeplechase

Gold MedallistSaif Saaeed SHAHEEN QAT

"First of all I want to thank all of my opponents in the final. It was a wonderful race. I also want to thank the French crowd for the incredible support.

"My plan was to have a very quick start. I knew it was risky, but it was undoubtedly the best tactics to adopt to keep my opponents away. It paid off so I am for my new country, Qatar."

Silver Medallist - Ezekiel KEMBOI KEN

"It was so tough.

"There were no tactics among the Kenyan team, we just ran for ourselves

"I was too tired, in the last lap, I was just too tired"

Bronze Medallist - Eliseo MARTIN ESP

"It's a dream. It is hard to believe that a European could beat the African dominance.

"It is exceptional. It is the combination of many years of hard work, all the more so as I have often been injured. I have been very consistant this year and I was in good shape the whole time. I must try to keep my feet on the ground, I am so excited about this.

"You need to have a good strategy because it is a very long course. I always listen to my body.

"I want to thank everybody in my village."