Trinis comment on bronze medal effort

Jamaica Observer

Saturday, August 11, 2012 | 5:21 PM    

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LONDON, England — Comments from bronze medallists Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Richard Thompson at a media conference after the men's 4x100m final at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Marc Burns

On being promoted to bronze medal position after Canada were disqualified:

"It was quite unfortunate for them, but it was disheartening for us coming fourth. But we came out the better of that, and we thank God for that.

"After winning silver in Beijing, bronze feels just as good.

On the Jamaican team:

"My mum told me we soon will have to get a scooter to try and run those times."

Emmanuel Callender:

On the race:

"Everybody was motivated by watching Keshorn (WALCOTT, TRI, javelin gold). Everybody ran their hearts out. There was a little foul-up between Richard (THOMPSON) and me, but nothing too bad."

Richard Thompson:

On discovering that they had been promoted to third:

"I was lying on the ground in despair. I looked towards them (Canada) and realised that they were really disappointed, and then I realised that they had been disqualified when I looked at the screen. We were just ecstatic."

On Trinidad and Tobago:

"This is great news for sport in Trinidad and Tobago, and not just in this discipline. We are getting better and better, and if you look at us right now, it looks like Jamaica in 2004. Hopefully by 2020 we will be a dominant force like them."



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