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Athlete Quotes - Women's 400m Hurdles Final

Tiffany Ross-Williams, Olympic Qualifier, 1st Place

"I thought I would run faster, but I thank God for the victory and I did what my coach wanted me to do. This is something I've dreamt of all my life. It's a great honor and I dedicate this to my family, for all they've done to support me. Now I'm going to go back and train with my coach, so I can get a medal. I just need to stay healthy and I know I will have a good chance to medal."

Sheena Tosta, Olympic Qualifier, 2nd Place

"My strategy this year has been not to compete too much and save myself for the Olympics and it has worked."

"I am kind of happy because my last two years, including 2004, three of the last four years I have ran my fastest time at nationals and come later on the in season, I haven't been able to come back down. So it is really good to know I have more in the tank."

"It has been really tough this year. I have tried to train at three different tracks and they have locked it down as far as professional athletes on facilities in Los Angeles."

"My number one goal was to get in the top three and make the team. This has been a very eventful week for me. I had the stomach flu and was in the hospital earlier in the week and my allergies bothered me a lot too. This is the toughest trials I've competed in. My goal going to China is to get a medal. In Athens I finished fourth, so I want to get a medal this time."

Queen Harrison, Olympic Qualifier, 3rd Place

On the hurdler who fell in her lane: "I had to go around her and jump at the same time, so it was my extra hurdle. Stuff like that happens all the time. I came to do my best and I had to build my confidence after my hamstring injury."

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