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16
POINT OF VIEW
“Every win at the Olympic Games is a
huge victory for all of Latvia. Now we have
five. But we don’t want to finish fourth so
we will keep on fighting.”
Martins Plavins
(after he and Janis Smedins beat Jake
Gibb and Sean Rosenthal of USA to reach the semifinals)
“I’m really sad. We wanted to stay longer
and we didn’t want to play our last match
like this. Everything has to be perfect
against this Brazilian team.”
Jonathan Erdmann
(reflecting on defeat for himself and
Kay Matysik at the hands of Emanuel and Alison)
“People say they
are the new Phil
and Todd and
they out-Phil and
Todded us. They
pushed us hard
when there were
crucial points. I’m
bummed this is
my last Olympics,
I won’t be going on
to Rio.”
Todd Rogers
(after the shock defeat
for the men’s Olympic
champions by Italy’s Daniele
Lupo and Paolo Nicolai)