I think I might become a pescatarian. I love sushi, couldn't give it up.

It's a very unique feeling - to be that strong and unbreakable. But I'm working towards it.

I like heels and make-up.

You have to make the mistakes and have those failures in order to learn from them and grow and improve... But for me, the best way to combat any of that beating yourself up or overanalysing, the most important part is always to be prepared to the best of your ability.

Being a track sprinter, when it's all about a thousandth of a second, there is no escaping the numbers every single day.

I have always loved animals and groomed friends' horses as a child. I think I may have even ridden the odd seaside donkey in my early years.

As you get older, you get more accepting - although, if you asked me whose body I would want, I would say Jess Ennis's at the Olympics.

I turn left for a living.

As a professional track cyclist, I have always challenged myself, and I enjoy seeing how I cope when faced with the unknown.

I love it and really, really enjoy weight training. I love free weights. I find it really rewarding.

I've been taught by some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the country, and I've learnt that technique for weight training and cycling is very much more strength and less conditioning.

I am a self-critical perfectionist.

I quite enjoy sport, and I'm now an Olympic champion. It's a bit weird, isn't it?

We are all totally committed as elite athletes. To think that pushing people around and bullying them is the best way to get results out of them is just ludicrous.

To be honest, after you've crossed the line at the Olympic Games, it is bedlam for the next, about, five or six hours. Media, press conference, dope control - you might get some food if you're lucky. You might see family if you're lucky.

A lot of women in sport tend to take on a very masculine, aggressive look. They want to be perceived as being strong and powerful. I never lost that sense of wanting to retain my femininity.

You have to be realistic. I'd love to be more famous, have lots of people supporting me, people knowing my name, but I need a tennis racket or a golf club or to play football. Being a female, I don't stand a chance.

I genuinely enjoy the process of making colourful, delicious food. But I do allow myself an occasional piece of chocolate - today I had a pastry. If I fancy something, I'll have it.

People say, 'Wow, you've achieved it all this year: two world championship wins and an Olympic gold medal.' And I think, 'Yeah, but how come I feel so unsatisfied and under pressure all over again?'

Food plays a large part in our weekend, but on a Friday evening, I'll make us something simple for tea. I might have a wee glass of wine.

I'm very passionate about my two Dobermans, Stella and Mr Jonty. I go on and on and on about them, and people have to tell me to shut up before I get out pictures of them.

I love watching Crufts on the television, especially the agility tests; I find them very impressive.

I beat myself up the whole time because I'm striving for something I'll basically never achieve. I portray this image of confidence, of arrogance, and it's not really me. I'm never satisfied, and I'm never content. It means I'm a bit of a mess some of the time.

I was just, like, all I want to do is be really good at something. Really, really good at something, so people are vaguely impressed by me.

I am so in tune with my body that I know how it should feel.

I've always been like this - insecure - because I'm striving for something that can't be attained. I don't just want to be OK at this: I want to be the best at it, and I've never achieved that in my mind.

I went to Australia and did a three day hike with my fiance through the wilderness, which was nice.

I used to feel very lonely on the team. The boys would all pair up.

Apparently, I have such a serious race face, even when I'm doing a bit of work, at first everybody wasn't sure if I was enjoying it or not. But it's absolutely exhilarating. It feels like you're one with your horse and you're flying.

It's a rare and special feeling to ride a racehorse.

I've always been very fond of animals.

Eating vegetarian in the past would have been a really bad choice as an athlete. Impossible. Just being able to get the amount of protein in was a mission. You couldn't be picky. I feel quite liberated by the fact that I can now quite recklessly choose vegetarian food.

I go round and round in circles, really, really fast, on a big wooden bowl.

I could scrape water off horses all day long. That would never get boring.

A car is a killing machine. It's like waving a loaded gun. People don't realise how dangerous they are.

If you start lifting weights, you will expect to put weight on, as muscle is heavier than fat. But you have to look more at your body shape - you will get heavier - but you might get smaller and heavier at the same time, which is fine. And it doesn't really matter what you weigh as long as you are happy with your shape and size!

It would be great to be recognised for my achievements, but Sports Personality isn't about that.

Oddly enough you'd think, now that I wasn't training professionally, I'd be able to enjoy a lie-in at the weekend, but I actually slept more when I was competing because I was so tired.

We don't talk about courage much in our everyday conversations, but I am comfortable with it now.

I normally don't listen to my instincts because I'm so full of doubt.

I've seen pictures of me, and I look mean and arrogant. That's how I felt on the inside. I think now, 'Is that really me?'

The sponsorship offers have been amazing. I have to turn down a lot.

I just want to prove that I am really good at something. And I haven't quite done that yet - at least not to myself. I know I could ride so much better, with more ease, with more finesse. I feel I'm nowhere near as good as I should be.

I naturally favour a clean, healthy diet. A salad sandwich is one of my favourite meals!

I used to have a rant all the time when things went wrong, at everybody around me, because you just have to get the frustration out.

Maybe guys also have insecurities, but in a sporting arena, they keep it to themselves. I can't do that.

I was always cycling for my dad. Then the coaches got bigger, and my results got better. Suddenly, the responsibility grows, and I'm doing it for somebody else, I'm doing it for a programme; I'm doing it for the country. I'm doing it for, like, everybody.

Even though I've won numerous titles and an Olympic gold medal, there are still so many faults in my performance that I can honestly hardly bear to watch the videos back.

There's footage of me bouncing around, all uncoordinated, trying to work out how on earth you're supposed to do a rising trot on a really extravagant moving eventing horse.