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Istanbul 2012 - Flash Interviews - Women's High Jump Final

WinnerChaunte LOWE, USA

This victory gives me a lot of confidence. All the hard work paid off: the weightlifting session, the dancing, all the time away from my girls. I was surprised that a lot of girls struggled at 198, but on the other hand I kind of expected it after yesterday's qualification. The gesture after my victory? Well, I carry my family with me: the name of my husband on my bib - it is the first time that I compete with this name - and the names of my daughters on my arms - Aurora and Jasmine. They are watching me on TV now. It was a team effort. Me and my familiy, we did this together. I put a lot of hard work in this. A lot of times I had my best performances during 'off' years. This year, with the Olympics, I want to change this.

Second - Ebba JUNGMARK, SWE

When I cleared 1.95 I thought I could manage 1.98, but I couldn't. I am very happy to have won my first World Championships medal on my birthday. My parents are here and I am going to celebrate with them and the Swedish team. My country has always been strong in the High Jump and I am happy to keep that traditition. This medal helps me dream high for the Olympics.


Today was not my day. You also have to accept it when you don't win. Maybe it was a mistake to come here. I have had some problems with my leg recently and I hesitated to come. After the qualifications, I thought things would be better. Maybe it can ring a bell for me. As for the summer, I have the motivation, but the most important is to be ready.

Second - Antonietta DI MARTINO, ITA

This is the most surprising medal in my career. I did not expect it following all the problems I had to train this winter. The long qualification took its toll on the jumpers today. I won bronze in Daegu and this silver shows I can fight in every competition. I am very happy and it gives me a lot of confidence for London. I will rest for one week and I can't wait to eat some sweets. I was trying to stay light for Istanbul.