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Jason Lezak, anchor leg of the U.S. Men’s gold medal winning 4×100 relay, on how he was able to pull off the improbable win over the French in the final leg:
When I flipped at the 50 and saw how far ahead he was … I thought for a split second, ‘there’s no way.’ And then I changed and I said, ‘this is ridiculous, it’s the Olympics and I’m here for the United States of America.’
To the French swimmer, who said he would “smash the Americans:” think, before you speak.
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