Athlete Quotes - Men's 110m Hurdles Final
David Oliver, Olympic Qualifier, Winner
"I just wanted to make the top-three in the finals. I am just happy that I was able to do that and get the win."
"I really don't know what happened. The gun went off and I just started running. I haven't seen the replay even and I don't even know where I was at."
"I knew Terrence was going to be running really fast and I just want to be mentioned in the same breath as Terrence and Liu Xiang."
"It wasn't my time to do big things last year. I believe I have gotten stronger and will really be able to make some improvements in Beijing."
Terrence Trammell, Olympic Qualifier, Second Place
"I'm happy. I came out healthy and now I can get ready for Beijing. Anything can happen. My goal was to finish and get in the top three. I just knew I had to run through the line. This is just my fourth meet of the year, so for me to run 13.00 is good. It's still early for me. It's a little awkward (not having Allen Johnson on the team). This is the first time Allen Johnson hasn't been on the team with me. He had a really good run. He has giving me so much valuable experience being able to train with him for six years. With him I had a cheat sheet of how to win major competitions and I could pick his brain about a lot of things. Before Beijing I'm going to go to two meets in Paris and Stockholm. That will give me a good race rhythm, because they are almost back-to-back. The last 20 meters I got a little impatient in my hurdle form, but I won't let that happen again. Whoever is the most ready at that time is going to win gold."
David Payne, Olympic Qualifier, Third Place
"It was a mediocre race. I was telling myself 'just run to the finish line. It's crazy. I really haven't realized it yet."
"As I ran, I got better and better and better. Even though I ran 13.25, I still made the team."
"Running here, in front of your fans, your country -- you have to prove yourself. It's going to be a fast race in Beijing. You're not going to be able to hear yourself think."