Famous Australian Olympic Quotes

"Five meters, four, three, two, one - gold, gold to Australia, gold!"
Norman May's famous TV broadcast at the end of the 4x100m relay at the Moscow Games in 1980.

"It has been said that the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is something that an athlete will remember for the rest of their life. It is true. That moment when you walk into the Olympic Stadium as part of the Australian Olympic Team, is a moment that I will never forget."
- Jeff Fenech (Australian boxer)

"Eight strokes before the line I had this incredible numbness through my body. I was paddling from memory."
Australia's Clint Robinson, on his gold-medal victory in the 1000m kayak singles in 1992.

"If that is the worse thing to happen to me in my life, I would have lead a pretty happy life."
Grant Kenny, after the kayak finalist was given Gold, then minutes later told there was an error and he had actually won silver instead.
"Tonight, 3 world record holders will dive into the pool. 4 world record holders will climb out."
Duncan Armstrong, in Seoul 1988 prior to winning against all odds, breaking the world record in the process. He had been asked by a reporter, "Tonight you jump in the pool for the 1500 m against 3 world record holders. So we know 1st, 2nd and 3rd, just not what order they will be in."

"There is water in every lane, so it is OK"
Ian Thorpe on drawing lane 5 for the final

"I touched the wall and all my dreams, hopes and ambitions basically coalesced into one moment"
Duncan Armstrong on winning Olympic gold.

"A silver medal gets you as many free beers as a gold medal does"
Shooter Russell Mark

I'm just a normal Aussie guy who likes a smoke and a drink. I wish they'd had a final between 2am and 4am. I might have won"
Jai Taurima, Olympic silver medalist in the loong jump in Sydney

I was really enjoying my ride and just thinking how beautiful it was here and the next minute I was picking gravel out of my head"
Megan Jones, Equestrian 2008

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