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Barcelona 2012 - Flash Interviews - Women's Pole Vault


WinnerAngelica BENGTSSON, SWE
I have never started a competition higher than with a mark of 4,25 metres. I am happy with my final mark. Before the first attempt I hoped to jump around 4,50 metres, so everything have been good. I got the Championships Record and I am really very happy. I have jumped 4.58m last week, so I hoped to pass 4.60 as well. My coach told me recently that I am selected for London Olympic Games and I am really excited about that. I don't expect anything in the Olympics, but I want to qualify to the finals.

Second - Liz PARNOV, AUS
This Championships has been my first international competition and it was awesome. I have recovered from an injury in the last three weeks and I came here to fight to do my best and I took silver and it was exiting. I'm from Perth and I have just finished school and I'm studying Communucations and Media at uni. I train with my father, Alex Parnov, who is also coaching Steve Hooker. My next goal? undoubtly London 2012!

Third - Roberta BRUNI, ITA
It wasn't my day but I was lucky to clear 4.20 meters.And 4.20 meters was enough to give me a bronze medal.Angelina and Liz are the best in the world right now.I am from Rieti and my coach is Ricardo Balloni.This season for me not over yet.I have a meeting with my coach to decide.