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" Age is a chronological number. That's all. There is plenty of time for my life afterwards. I'm still a young woman. "
" There's not a lot of positive role models of women in newspapers and magazines. I think it puts pressure on girls. They think that the image put out, it's the way you have to look. "
" After I came back from London with a gold medal, my focus straight away was to defend it four years on. "
" I know how it feels to lose. "
" I want to leave a great legacy behind me and continue to win major championships. "
" Boxing was just another one to keep me going as a child. "
" It doesn't matter who other people are saying the favourite is; I'm still going in to win the gold medal. "
" I think every fight is a tough fight, but I'm not settling for a bronze medal. "
" I look at what's in front of me. I concentrate on that and then hopefully move on. "
" I could have 10 kids or be boxing until I'm 40. "
" There's a lot of people on the way up who want to take my place, so it's up to me to continue to improve. "
" There have been a lot of challenges over the years that I have overcome. "
" I love all sorts of food, chocolate especially. I eat well, but I like the odd Chinese, like anyone! "
" I'm honoured and delighted to be named the 'Irish Times'/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year 2014. This has been an amazing year for me and for Irish women in sport, and I would like to congratulate all the finalists in their respective fields who have excelled at major sporting events. "
" I don't get complacent, because I know if you slack off, you're going to be found out. This is international boxing, and every fight is a tough fight. "
" I always feel like the freshest boxer going into competitions. "
" I can definitely box on the front foot as well as the back foot. I don't think that's really an issue. "
" I've had losses in my career before, and I've always come back stronger from those losses. "
" I never went through an easy fight. Every fight has been hard fought. "
" It's great for my confidence getting a letter saying 'All I want from life, Katie, is you and health.' "
" It's such a shame, really, because we were known for our country of saints and scholars, and we grew up with such a great tradition with St. Patrick, and he is the one who brought Christianity to Ireland, and we celebrate St. Patrick's day every single year, but there's very few practising Catholics or practising Christians. "
" God is my psychologist. And my dad is probably the best sport psychologist in the world. "
" I'm just sorry I couldn't come home with a second Olympic gold medal. "
" I always come into these competitions hoping to come away with a gold medal. I won't relax until I have the gold medal around my neck. "
" Sport is a great way to keep fit. It's a stress reliever. "
" I'd like to thank everyone for all their support and prayers. I'm so humbled by that. "
" I tend to think year-by-year and tournament-by-tournament. "
" I'm the one that everyone is trying to beat. "
" I don't even wear miniskirts on a night out, so I definitely won't be wearing miniskirts in the ring. "
" I want to tell girls, it's not about make-up and how you look that's important; you are so much more than how you look. "
" I think, probably, my best asset would probably be my all round game. "