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08/08/2016 18:37 EDT | Updated 08/09/2017 01:12 EDT

Say what? Quotes from the Rio Olympics on Monday

RIO DE JANEIRO — Competition continued at the Rio Olympics on Monday. Here is a collection of quotes from Day 3:

 

"From the performances like the (4 x 100 freestyle) relay and Penny (Oleksiak) last night, everyone's done so well not just in the pool, but also the other Canadian athletes, it's really inspiring to see everyone do well. It really gives each athlete hope for their own successes." 

— LaSalle, Ont., native Kylie Masse said after taking bronze in the 100-metre backstroke for Canada's third swimming medal in as many days.

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"I feel like a superhero. I know 11 of my other teammates feel that way too. What a freaking historic moment for us. Now I know what our Canadian women's soccer team felt like when they got bronze. It's just an ultimate superhero feeling. It's great."

— Canadian women's rugby sevens captain Jen Kish on her team's win over Britain in the bronze-medal game. 

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"Representing girl power on the world stage, Team Canada's rugby sevens just inspired a generation of girls to be fierce."

— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulates Canada's women's rugby seven team on Twitter. 

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"When I tried to attack she was able to get the ball back in places that were tough to get to. She was like a wall."

— Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard on Germany's Angelique Kerber. Bouchard lost to Kerber in straight sets in the women's singles tournament.

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"We just tried too hard. We started pulling apart from each other and in a boat and a crew like this we've really got to be one unit."

— Kingston, Ont., native Rob Gibson on Canada's men's quadruple sculls failing to qualify for the Olympic final.

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"I was kind of gunning for a medal in 2020 but to get two here means so much to me. I think it has really set up my career I guess, right?" 

— Canadian 16-year-old swim star Penny Oleksiak on winning silver in the 100-metre butterfly and bronze in the freestyle relay.

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"It was just a complete team effort and I think after the first half we sat down and said 'Let's get it done on the defensive end.'"

— Kia Nurse on the Canadian women basketball team's comeback win over Serbia.

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"If that's what she feels she needs to be able to compete, whatever, that's her deal. I'm here to compete clean for the U.S. and that's what I'm going to do."

— American swimmer Lilly King on world champion breaststroker Yulia Efimova of Russia, who has a history of doping.

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