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Women’s 75 kg press conference quotes:

Cao Lei (CHN), gold medallist:

“I dedicate my gold medal first of all to my motherland and all the people in my country. But the most important is to dedicate this victory to my dear mother who has passed away not long ago. I thought of her at the time of my last attempt. I could lift this weight at my training. But at the last lift I think there was some kind of psychological change in me and that is why I failed for my last attempt.”

Alia Vazhenina (KAZ), silver medallist:

“My personal coach could not come with me because of his recent operation and a lot of pain, but he is still here. I am very glad I could win a medal so I do not let him down.”

Nadezda Evstyukhina (KAZ), bronz medallist:

“I just want to say that I am very happy to get a medal at the Olympic Games. That is all.”