Barcelona 2012 - Flash Interviews - Men's 1500m Final
WinnerHamza DRIOUCH, QAT
This result comes after a lot of trainings with good athletes. I want to thank my trainer who made a great job.
I am very happy to win this race today because my rivals were very strong especially the Africans. I did not prepare in Qatar for the Championships but in Sweden and England, where the weather conditions are a lot better for the the Middle East runners. I also prepared in Barcelona for one month to get used to the conditions here. Now I hope to qualify for the final in the Olympic Games in London. The gold medal here will give me extra confidence.
Second - Hillary Cheruiyot NGETICH, KEN
I never expected to win a medal. Barcelona is my first international competition. My biggest success so far was to qualify in Kenia for the World Champs. I am living in Bomet in Rift Valley. My idol is the Olympic Champ Kiprop. I want to be like him and hope to win Gold in the Olympics one day.
Third - Abdelhadi LABALI, MAR
Marroccan runners are the best. Hamza (1st) comes from Marrocco, and Mohammed is fourth.