I could see myself still swimming because I'm really enjoying the sport. But at the same time I have this biological clock that is ticking.— Libby Trickett
The most bashful Libby Trickett quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Tonight was not about winning, it was about focusing on myself and what I was aiming to do. It's the reason why I was able to swim so well
I know I've made huge gains in my confidence, and knowing more about my racing and myself as a person. That has made me a better athlete
I went through so many things personally, emotionally and mentally during that time off that I know that I'm better for it now and I think I'm a better athlete because of that.
It's so rewarding the journey that I've been on.
I really would like to start a family as well.
Whether I can balance the two or have to decide one or the other way, I'm not sure what will happen.
I'm a different athlete, I'm a different person.
I feel good. I'm up there. I got third in the 100 'fly, I've qualified in the top eight already for the 100 freestyle.
I'm pretty confident.
I can't believe it. I'm speechless. It is amazing to see where I've come from the last two years.
That's pretty rewarding in itself coming from where I started.
Obviously the next goal for me is to make the Olympic team.
I'm so over the moon that I have the opportunity to represent my country at a third Olympic Games.
The fact that I am as lean as I was in 2008, I'm stronger than I was in 2008 I think I have the potential to be as fast as I was.
It is completely surreal because two years ago I wasn't swimming, I was 10 kilos heavier and was on a completely different path in my life, I was still living in Sydney, I'm just so happy now.
Everyone who has been to an Olympics says expect the unexpected.
That kind of psychology games does go on, so I'm kind of expecting things to happen but I don't know who from. I think it's kind of silly but I'm prepared for it. I'd probably just laugh it off because it means that they are afraid of racing me, so it's like a huge compliment
It's the best fifth place I've ever had.
I've probably given myself enough time to prepare for this meet and we're all different athletes so I can't take their results as what's going to be inevitable for me.