Gold medal quotes from the London Olympics

Athletes and others have their say before and during the 30th Olympiad of the modern era in England.


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    Jose Lino Montes Gongora of Mexico competes during the men's 56-kg, group A, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics July 29 in London.
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“I think of [the barbell] as a snake. I feel like I need to keep it over my head or it will bite me.”

– Mexican weightlifter Jose Lino Montes Gongora

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