"I'm a knight and a dragon. I wanted to bring out the idea of honesty and doing things for the right reasons. I always want to do the best I can with pride, integrity and passion."
"I think the Olympic spirit is probably one of the strongest things in sports. The gold medal for me isn't the actual piece of metal that's hung around your neck; it's in here (taps chest). The gold medal is in here first, and if you find it in here first, then maybe one day it'll be around your neck."
"It's not about victory or defeat. It's about the challenge to one's self."
"I love the challenge of trying to get as deep into a performances I possibly can. That's what I do when I'm competing internationally. I never look at it as if I'm competing against anyone else. As far as I'm concerned, I'm always competing against myself."
"Sometimes in life you don't get what you want, you get what you need."
"Pain is temporary, but pride lasts forever."