ÉVORA N (POR)
- Gold 17.10 SB
This is perfect! I have been longing for this European title for a while, and, today, I finally did it. A big thank you to everyone here in the stadium for the immense support, I really appreciate it. I'm feeling really pleased, it was very important to get this medal today. Especially, because earlier this season, I had to deal with an injury, and had to work really hard to be here in Berlin. My move to Spain is definitely part of the reasons for my success, but the most important was to be fully aware of what was wrong so I could fix it with my coach. Age doesn't really matter, the most important is to to have high expectations and aspirations so I can do well. I'm still growing as an athlete, and I can jump better than this. Today, it wasn't easy, this is a very difficult track. Judging from the overall results, it is clear the other felt it, too.
COPELLO A (AZE)
- Silver 16.93
I'm very happy with a medal, but, to be honest, I had higher hopes for me. It's been a really difficult year, especially because of my injury, so I need to pace myself and ensure I was fit enought to compete. Right now, it is important to spend some time recovering. My health comes first, we will see what happens next.
TSIÁMIS D (GRE)
- Bronze 16.78 SB
The competition was going very strange way and the jumps were not that long. I do not know why this happened, maybe we all just wanted to jump further too much. The surface was perfect but strange. You had to find your own rythm to get into it. But it was fast and bouncy and I liked it.
It is my first international medal and it is something I really needed in my career. But I would be much happier if I managed to jump 17 metres, what was my main target. I also injured my left ankle in the last attempt a bit so I have to check it.