"I’m now a legend. I’m also the greatest athlete to live."
— Usain Bolt, after winning gold in the 200m sprint today.
"A drunken spectator threw a bottle onto the track! I HAVE BEATEN HIM."
— Dutch Judo champion Edith Bosch in a tweet, after seeing a nearby spectator hurl a bottle from the stands just before the men’s 100m finals yesterday; she then hit him on the back with the flat of her hand.
"I’m going to lay my medals on top of his Super Bowl rings."
— U.S. sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross, after winning her first individual gold (in the women’s 400m), referring to her husband, linebacker Aaron Ross (who won two rings with the New York Giants).