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Women’s +75 kg press conference quotes:

Jang Miran (KOR), gold medallist:

“At the moment that I won the gold I felt so happy, because not everyone can win a gold medal. I think of it as a gift from God. I want to thank my parents, my coach, and the crowd today, because every time I came to the platform, the audience cheered for me.”

Olha Korobka (UKR), silver medallist:

“I started my training at age of 9 and now I usually lift 14 tonnes a day. Today we all were lucky to miss any Chinese lifter on the field, otherwise my silver would be just a bronze.”
Maria Grabovetskaya (KAZ), bronze medallist:

“This third place for me is like the first one. We have been working for four years with our coach Alexey Ni and we have achieved very nice result. In London Olympics I will have an even better result. All the three girls of our team won a medal. I think it is fantastic.”