Athlete Quotes - Men's Discus
Casey Malone, winner men's discus
(He took the lead on the fourth throw, what happened)
On my first throw, it felt pretty close but not quite as well as the warm-ups.
My second and third throws I forced a little bit. I couldn't get into the rhythm
I was looking for. I took a warm-up throw between the prelims and the finals and
got a little more of the rhythm I was looking for. That was the throw. I was a
little more relaxed. I found a closer throw to what I wanted. I felt it was
better, but I wanted a better throw. I wasn't paying too much attention to (the
other competitions) because I was still looking for that good throw. The fourth
one was close.
(On the win)
It's really special. It's something I wanted for a long time. I've been going to
USA Nationals since the 1996 Olympic Trials. I've been to a lot of these.
Granted, I was young at the time. But I have gotten to see the type of person
that was national champion every years since then. It's quite an honor to
finally achieve that.