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Men’s 105 kg press conference quotes:

Andrei Aramnau (BLR), gold medalist:

“I have been preparing for a long time for this and there could not have been a different result, This medal comprises all 20 years of my life. My first coach told me that I would become an Olympic champion at the age of 20, and that’s what happened.”

Dmitriy Klokov (RUS), silver medalist:

“That was the emotion that came naturally because I spent a lot of time preparing for this moment and I just couldn’t hold back my tears,”

Dmitry Lapikov (RUS), bronze medalist:

 ” My coach said to do 230 kg, so that is what I did. I told my coach that in the
clear and jerk I would lift as much as I need to in order to win a medal.”