Qu: welcome to Lausanne, how do you feel after the OG?
A: I am very excited to be here. I was here in 2010 for the last time, left on a sore note, hope to leave a better impression this time. I am feeling good, not sore after the London OG.
Qu: You were here in 2008 and 2009 and ran both times in 11:03. Is it hard to run faster?
A: The situation is different in 2012, I am more mature and look forward to running fast tomorrow.
Qu: Was it hard to (re) motivate yourself after the OG?
A: very hard! You focus so much on the OG and then it's over. But I am here, ready and looking forward to compete!
Qu: Did you return home after the OG?
A: I wish! But no - I went directly to our base camp in Venice, Italy. The season is ongoing, I will return home when the season will be over.
Qu: will there be big celebrations for you in Jamaica?
A: There will be a lot to celebrate for me in 2012: (a) My OG title, (b) my graduation in November, (c) my birthday in December. My sponsors will probably organise something for me.
Qu: After the OG in Beijing and London, will we see you in Rio or do you plan to start a family?
A: After 2008 in Beijing I did focus on London. Now Rio (2016) seems far away. For the time being, I will focus for some time on being in the moment. As for starting a family, I am still young and don't plan it for the moment. When I'll be ready, we'll discuss it with my husband.
Qu: An Italian newspaper has already mentioned the name of your child ... quid?
A: Yes, true! When I'll have a child I would like to have a girl, with the name "Zalaty" (Shadow). Being a strong woman who overcame many difficult situations in life, I would like my child to follow on her mother's shadow.
Qu: What about nicknames, of which you have a few?
A: I like the « pocket rocket » one and have other ones, such as « Medusa » in my team (because of my personality). I am who I am, I like colors. I like nicknames for athletes, whether for me or for Usain (« lightning Bolt »), they are often very fitting.
Qu: How does the 200m help you for the 100m?
A: I don't like the 200m as much as the 100m, but it does help me for the 100m. In the 100m final in London for example, I didn't start too well but managed to make up for it, which I do owe to my 200m training.
Qu: How is it to (re)train after the OG?
A: There are 3 phases this year: (1) the pre-season training, (2) the OG and (3) the after OG. The season is not over until I return home. I continue to train and to better myself.
Qu: The Athletissima Women's 100m record is by Marion Jones in 10.72. Quid?
A: I am here, passionate and in shape. I don't look at records, it only adds to the pressure.