Flash Quotes: Men's 3000m Round 1
Adel Mechaal (ESP) – 3rd place
"I felt confident in the race and I'll rest well until the final on Sunday and have a good chance of a medal for Spain.
"There will be three Ethiopians in the final so they may be tactical in their approach, but I will do my best.
"Yomif Kejelcha and me fighting for the line, it's beautiful to see that and hopefully I can fight him again on Sunday.
"It was a very good pace for a semi-final. But I felt good and I felt strong in the final part. Now it is time to race for the medals.
"To win a medal in the final, I think you are going to have to run under 7:40. I hope I am going to fight for a medal. "
Paul Chelimo (USA) – DQ
" I do not know what was going on and why I was disqualified. I was careful and watched the steps. There was no intention to do it.
"I came here just for a gold. I have got silver, I have got bronze, now it was time to add gold. Ethiopians are srong but it is just a mental thing. You should be ready to beat everyone."
Jonathan Davies (GBR) – 6th place
"It was dreadful. I am capable of so much more than that. My preparation was not perfect, I was ill a couple of weeks ago and I think it threw me.
"I had so many people here. I'm from the university of Birmingham so all my housemates, girlfriend and parents came (to watch) so I had a lot of support."