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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

China beat U.S.A. 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18) - duration 1:58
14-Aug, start time: 21:30, end time: 23:28 - Attendance: 2'300
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Tara CROSS BATTLE (USA) - captain

On the match against China
"I think that China got what they came for here, however it is the first match though. We are disappointed but we move on to concentrate on Germany."

Feng KUN (CHN) - captain
On the match against USA:
"Today we did a good job. We know that USA has a strong block and we were prepared for that. Before the match, we wanted to be mentally strong. We are very happy to have reached our primary goal."

On preparing for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games:
"We are prepared for every match, within China or abroad. We will try to do our best. We will prepare for the best".

Toshiaki YOSHIDA (USA) - Head coach

On the match against China:
"China played well. It was one of their best games. Unfortunately we did not find a way to turn things around. Or, to put it in other words, if there was a way to turn things around, we did not find it."

Zhonghe CHEN (CHN) - Head coach

On the match against USA:

"This is our first game. The USA are strong competitors. Our players played very well. Everyone was very concentrated and they all gave their best."

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