"This medal goes for my country, my staff, my family, my girlfriend who’s here supporting me... it means that we all can do it, we just have to think big and always think that everything is possible. I can’t believe that I’m a World Champion and that the national anthem of Portugal will sound for me, for the first time ever!"

  • Diogo Matos Ribeiro (POR), Swimming, Men's 50m Butterfly


"It will take some time until I realize what I have just achieved for German swimming. It means so much that my head just cannot take it, I am speechless. I have a huge support here. It is incredible. My parents are here and cheering for me. It is so nice. It is a special moment. All the hard work has paid off."

  • Gold, Angelina Kohler (GER), Swimming, Women's 100m Butterfly


"It is almost like a dance – if you could do the first step right, the whole thing goes well."

  • Bronze, Cameron McEvoy (USA), Swimming, Men's 50m Butterfly


"I do believe everything happens for a reason. I’m going to take the success along with the failures. At this time of the season a failure is a good thing and makes me tune and learn a little bit more."

  • Bronze, Adam Peaty (GBR), Swimming, Men's 100m Breaststroke


"I’m so, so proud to be a part of this amazing team. It feels like a family. I have never been this happy. It feels wonderful."

  • Natasa Rybanska (HUN), Water Polo, Women's Quarter Finals


"I know what I am capable of and if I allow myself to get out of my head, the medals will come. I feel like as an athlete racing your best, there’s a fine line between thinking about what you need to do in the race and just doing it, especially in the 50m race, there’s so much that happens at such a detailed level that I think if I just stop thinking, I’ll probably swim a little faster."

  • Silver, Michael Andrew (USA), Swimming, Men's 50m Butterfly


"It’s definitely crazy getting the first worlds gold in 100m Breaststroke at the age of 30. The fact I was able to accomplish so much in my career and I’m still experiencing new things is being really fun right now."

  • Gold, Nick Fink (USA), Swimming, Men's 100m Breaststroke


"That was always our goal, to go as far as a New Zealand team has ever done and that would be ninth. We’ve come a long way... so we’re ready to take that ninth position."

  • Emily Nicholson (NZL), Water Polo, Women's Classification Matches


"To do the best time right now in the season gets me excited to see what I can do in a few months. I am happy with my decision to come to Doha and winning this makes everything worth it."

  • Gold, Kate Douglass (USA), Swimming, Women's 200m Individual Medley


"It is always an honour to win a medal for the USA. I really executed the race the way me and my coach had talked about. This was a super important result and I am pretty happy with the double I have done."

  • Silver, Claire Curzan (USA), Swimming, Women's 100m Butterfly


"Sitting and watching that German girl (Kohler) win 100m Fly in tears, well this sport means so much and I’m so thankful. I’m grateful to be here. Sometimes we get wrapped up and we forget it."

  • Silver, Sydney Pickrem (CAN), Swimming, Women's 200m Individual Medley


"Swimming is a continuous race against yourself and against time. Sometimes it’s tough, but it’s what we do, what we love doing, and I want to improve myself a little bit every day."

  • Silver, Nicolo Martinenghi (ITA), Swimming, Men's 100m Breaststroke


"It feels amazing winning my first individual medal at a long course World Championships. So I am just trying to enjoy every bit of this moment."

  • Bronze, Louise Hansson (SWE), Swimming, Women's 100m Butterfly


"For Paris I want to achieve a new personal best... will it be enough for a medal there? I don’t know! But I’ll try to make the best of myself and see what happens."

  • Bronze, Yiting Yu (CHN), Swimming, Women's 200m Individual Medley


"For our team it was definitely something that was historic for our country because this is the first time that we have ever qualified for a World Aquatics championship, so it is an honour to be here. The whole competition has been an eye-opener and a learning experience for us."

  • Abielle Yeo (SGP), Water Polo, Women's Classification Matches