Day 8 competition has come to an end. Canadian athletes added two medals today. Brianne Theisen-Eaton won a bronze medal in Women’s Heptathlon. Canadian track cyclists Allison Beveridge, Kirsti Lay, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling won the bronze medal in women’s team pursuit.
Brianne THEISEN EATON
On the competition:
“Not everything goes your way, not everything goes perfect. I just felt like it was a really off day.
“Looking back I couldn’t have done anything better I don’t think. I did my best at everything and ended up with a bronze medal and I think you have to be satisfied with that.”
On her team’s performance:
“We knew we had more and we wanted to go out and clean up the ride and make the most of what we had. So we made a few minor adjustments and just went out and ran with it and we laid it all out there.
“We have to be happy with what we did. We did what we could and we have to take satisfaction with that. There is something about the (Olympic) Games atmosphere that brings out the best in people, the fastest equipment. It just all comes together.”
On winning a medal:
“I am speechless. To be here with these girls means so much to me, they have taught me so much about this sport and I am so thankful to be here with these four amazing riders. I am just so speechless.
“It is just (about) being a part of a team. Stepping on that podium with the girls I am with, I never thought this would be possible. It is so amazing.”