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Athlete Quotes - Women's 800m Quarterfinal

Hazel Clark, Heat 1

"I feel great. My coach had told me not to pull ahead, to take second, but I'm comfortable in the front."

"I took off really under control, and I'm feeling really good for tomorrow."

"It's a very exciting experience when you're younger, it's hard when it's your third Olympic team. There's a little more pressure and more expectations."

Alice Schmidt, Heat 2

"I went good, but prelims always hurt no matter what."

"I need to get out harder. I get out slow and that always makes for an interesting second lap."

"I'm reluctant to cut, so I always slow down and do-si-do with people. For a split second I thought, 'pass on the straightaway.' It is no fun to pass on the turn."

Chanelle Price, Heat 2

"I should have gotten back up and did what I had to do. I wasn't used to the lanes, and it was just a bad race."

"I just tripped three times in a row. I kind of had a flashback to last year, but I was glad that this time I didn't fall."

"I felt like I was a lot more prepared for this race and didn't feel any pressure. I'm feeling a little disappointed right now, that's a lot of hard work."

Nicole Teter, Heat 3

"I feel really good going into tomorrow."

"From the break, I got boxed in and had to slow down. At the 200, I passed and got up to third. I could feel them on me, but that's where I wanted to be."

"I'm going to do exactly what I did today and play the field. There is no need for me to go out there and lead and run a two flat."

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