Athlete Quotes - Men's 200m Qualifying
Shawn Crawford, Heat 1 (Winner)
"It went good and I advanced. I won my heat and made it into the next round."
Tyson Gay, Heat 2 (Winner)
"It felt good. I just needed that first run to get rid of the cobwebs. It felt pretty good and relaxing. That is about the time I wanted to run."
"My hip is a little bit sore but that is about it. Four days [of rest] was enough. I feel fine."
Rubin Williams, Heat 3 (Second Place)
"It felt smooth and really easy. We had four people in the heat and four people advance, so it doesn't really matter. I am looking forward to the next round."
Walter Dix, Heat 4 Winner "I felt really relaxed and had a good relaxed race. The time was good and I was able to conserve some energy."
"I just need to come back tomorrow and turn it up a notch."
Wallace Spearmon, Heat 5 (Winner)
"It was pretty easy today. Overall, I'm just trying to get through the rounds as easy as possible. It was a good workout and I'm just going to come out and try and win this 200."
Rodney Martin, Heat 5 (Third Place)
"It was easy today. The rounds of the 100 took a little more energy out of me than I would have liked, but I'm prepared for the 200 meters now."