Athlete Quotes - Men's 400m Hurdles Semifinal
Kerron Clement, Heat 1 (winner)
"It felt really good. Everybody wants to win their heat with a good time."
"It is very important to win your semifinals because it gets you a good lane in the finals, lane four or five."
Reuben McCoy, Heat 1 (2nd place)
On the heat: "It's kind of hot. I'm just trying to get used to it, drinking more water, staying hydrated."
"Technically it was pretty good. I stutter-stepped a little bit on the last hurdle. I showed up to compete, though, and that was the goal."
"Today went well. It was much cleaner then yesterday. Overall, it was a much better experience."
Jeshua Anderson, Heat 1
"I'm just blessed to get this far."
Bershawn Jackson, Heat 2 (winner)
"It was a clean race, a good race with a good outcome. I'm ready for the finals."
"It was easy, but it felt hard. It was tough running through the wind. I'm from Miami, Florida, so the heat is good, but the wind is killing me right now."
"On the homestretch I put so much into fighting the wind. I'm going to have a whole new game plan tomorrow."
"The key is to win. Do whatever is takes to win."