WinnerEider AREVALO, COL
I dedicate my Gold to all my coaches in the past. In January my former coach Soto passed away. I wanted to crown my junior career with a gold medal. Now I opened the door to the Seniors. I will start as well in the London Games.
Second - Aleksandr IVANOV, RUS
It's a pity I'm just the second. I so much wanted to be the first in this race. It's my second silver already. My coach told me at the beginning: "Walk with a group and 800 m before the finish accelerate." I could not. This is my 3rd big championship already after the European Championship and the World Cup.
Third - Guanyu SU, CHN
I am happy with the medal and my personal best. It was good to compete today, because it was not so hot like in the past days. I am living in East China in the Shan Dong Province.