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Athlete Quotes - Women's 100m Hurdle Final

Dawn Harper – Winner Women’s 100M Hurdles
On her race:
“I didn’t hit any hurdles and I was excited that I could run a clean race and cross the finish line in first.”
On the pressure to win:
“I really try to ignore it. It’s the same ten hurdles and the same 100 meters, so you can’t let the pressure get to you. I just try and focus on myself. I saw some pink coming up to the side, and I just told myself, ‘They’re coming. Go, go, go.’”
On Lolo Jones missing the final:
“I feel for her. It was different without her in the race, but someone else always jumps in and runs fast.”
On how her year has gone:
“Being healthy this year has been a big difference. This is my first year I’ve been able to be healthy all the way through, so who knows what I’m capable of in Berlin.”

Damu Cherry, third place, women's 100 hurdles

For the final, I was really nervous because I was a little tired. But I'm really happy I can run 12.58 and be on the team. I'm pumped and ready to go. We have a strong team. I'm happy for Dawn (Harper). I'm happy for Virginia (Powell). They are my friends. Michelle (Perry) already going. So we are going to have a really tough team. It's going to be really fun.



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