(CNSNews.com) - Kellie Wells, track and field athlete for Team USA, owed much of her success to God after winning bronze in the 100 meter women’s hurdles.
“First of all, God is so good, like beyond good,” Wells told NBC’s Lewis Johnson immediately after the 100m hurdles race.
“I had surgery this year, people overlooked me for a medal, and I think I came and proved myself today. And I’m so glad that I got to make my family and my country proud,” she said.
Alongside Wells in the post-race interview was her American teammate Dawn Harper, who won silver in the same race.
In addition to the post-race interview, Wells and Harper reinforced on Twitter God’s role in their racing success.
“God has gotten me to this point. He brought me to my coach, my fam, friends, support systems. I am forever astonished by his wonders,” said Wells on her Twitter account.
Harper tweeted, “Omg! It’s over! I got Silver but I can’t even be mad. Great race and God is truly Good! Bringing home hardware for USA.”
In her first-ever Olympic games, Wells won the bronze medal competing in the 100m women’s hurdles.
Harper won silver in the 100m hurdles, after winning gold in the same event four years earlier in Beijing.