"Five meters, four, three, two, one - gold, gold to Australia, gold!"
"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."
"Eight strokes before the line I had this incredible numbness through my body. I was paddling from memory."
"If that is the worse thing to happen to me in my life, I would have lead a pretty happy life."
"Tonight, 3 world record holders will dive into the pool. 4 world record holders will climb out."
"There is water in every lane, so it is OK"
"I touched the wall and all my dreams, hopes and ambitions basically coalesced into one moment"
"A silver medal gets you as many free beers as a gold medal does"
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"
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"