DUPLANTIS A (SWE)
- Gold 6.05 WU20R
I do not think that there are any words in this world to describe what I feel. I am on the top of the world, I am so happy. It could not be any better. Renaud sent me a message this morning sayng - No matter what results it is going to be unless we meet both on the podium. And I really wanted to meet him on the podium tonight.
In the competition, after I jumped 6 metres, I just knew I need to go higher to solve it. It was crazy and pretty tough for me as I just improved my PB. I had to switch the poles at the higher heights for the ones I have never used before in the competition.
This medal will definitelly be dedicated to my coach, my mother who spent with me every day, every training session and she saw all my workouts.
MORGUNOV T (ANA)
- Silver 6.00 PB
I really did not expect such results at all. I just competed with the others and tried to do technically good jumps. I have no idea what happened there and why it was such a crazy amazing competition. This is the first time for me when I am competing at such a major event and with such a great atmosphere. I liked everything in Berlin. I train in Ural, Tcheljabinsk, and now, I will do everything to even jump higher than this.
Duplantis is such a perspective jumper.
LAVILLENIE R (FRA)
- Bronze 5.95 =SB
Before coming here I said that the competition was going to be an intense battle - and it was. We have to enjoy it. This was one of the most epic competitions ever. I know why I love to be at championships. Today it was like in poker "all in". It is a kind of a risk, but if you do not do it, you cannot win.
It was an emotional day. I have to be honest, I had a lot of trouble with my knee, it was difficult for me to be without pain. The pole was not moving as I expecting, so I jumped with a smaller pole. When I cleared the 5,85m it was like a liberation, a big relief.
This is extraordinary. Another medal, I guess it is my 18th medal. I will be back.