BABAYEV N (AZE)
- Gold 17.29 PB
I feel very, very good, my dream has come true. I trained hard for this moment, six months of training for this one competition, this one night. And I did it.
Next is the world championships (in Doha this September) -- that is the big medal. I´ve got the European title now, that´s done. For the next two months I'm training for this competition and nothing else.
ÉVORA N (POR)
- Silver 17.11 SB
I wanted to defend my title but I am still happy with my silver medal. I fought till the end. He (Nazim BABAYEV, AZE) was better than me.
I will be keep working hard for better results and a better season.
HEß M (GER)
- Bronze 17.10 SB
I feel really good. I jumped a season´s best and overall, I´m happy.
On the 17.10m fifth-round effort which sealed the bronze medal:
At first I didn´t know how far I´d jumped. But I wasn´t angry with being that close to second.
I was angry about the first jump because it was my best and I was only two or three centimetres over the board.