My legs tightened up pretty much, and it was a hard last corner for me.
I wasn’t really expecting me to win the gold in this race. To get another medal for myself and for the U.S. was a pretty good thing to happen, I’d say.
This Olympics is almost a little sad. It is my final Olympics. There are a lot of good memories.
I just hope I can get another personal best. If I can do that, I’ll be satisfied.
I will remember all the days at the Olympics.
I love short track. I competed in short track, I was a world champion in 1986 but at that point in time it wasn’t in the Olympic Games so I moved into long track. Short track is a blast to skate and it’s a blast to watch.
I was really happy with my race, though. I beat my personal best by 1.2 seconds.
Apolo is going to have to keep skating so he can add more gold to his entourage.
I’m definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun.
The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things.
You have to have the right mind-set.
My parents put skates on me at age 2, the way it should be if you’re serious, and I’ve always liked it.
I don’t fear anything.
Even though I enjoy that head-to-head competition part, one of the things that drove me to long track was if I won or if I lost I want to know it’s all on my shoulders and it didn’t have anything to do with anybody else.
Anytime you ride against the best in the world, it becomes a learning process.