What they say

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

It’s un­be­liev­able man, un­heard of un­til now, ev­ery­thing is im­pos­si­ble un­til some­one does it.”

Nathan Adrian,

“I’m re­ally happy and to­day she (King) told me she loves to race with me, be­cause it makes her race faster too and it makes it more in­ter­est­ing to watch.”

King said of their re­la­tion­ship: “We are not best friends, we are ri­vals, but I was hav­ing a good time rac­ing her.”

af­ter US team­mate Caeleb Dres­sel won three world gold medals in just 98 min­utes on Sat­ur­day

“That will light some fire un­der me for the next cou­ple of years.”

Katie Ledecky,

af­ter tak­ing sil­ver in the women’s 200m freestyle fi­nal — her only de­feat in 15 world fi­nals span­ning three cham­pi­onships

“I’m re­ally happy I could erase one of those tex­tile-suit records. A lot of peo­ple thought those times from 2009 would be im­pos­si­ble to beat.”

Sarah Sjostrom,

af­ter the Swede’s 50m freestyle world record bet­tered Brita Ste­fan’s mark set in 2009

“I had a bit of snot on my face, it was re­ally an­noy­ing I could feel it ev­ery­where, it gave me some­thing else to think about other than hurt­ing.”

Emily See­bohm

had more than just her ri­vals to worry about in the women’s 50m back­stroke heats

“I don’t think I’ ll ever re­tire. I think I’ ll just fiz­zle out, that will prob­a­bly be my game plan, or stop be­ing rel­e­vant, that’s prob­a­bly when I’ll stop show­ing up at th­ese meets. I just love the life­style.”

Matt Gre­vers

ev­er­green Amer­i­can, 32, who won sil­ver in the men’s 100m back­stroke and bronze over 50m

Fu Yuan­hui

, , the “Peo­ple know me for laugh­ing, but if they see me cry­ing they will be very sad, so this time I will go home be­fore I cry.”

on her heart­break at miss­ing out on gold by just 0.01sec in the women’s 50m back­stroke fi­nal

“What is to­day’s date? I have a maths test in two days, I’m not good at maths, it’s tough be­ing at col­lege and do­ing all this, so thank you to my al­ge­bra teacher.”

Caeleb Dres­sel,

af­ter be­com­ing the first swim­mer to win three gold medals in one day at the world cham­pi­onships

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