The 2013-2016 IAAF Strategic Plan has six Core Values: universality, leadership, unity, excellence, integrity and solidarity, and a Vision Statement: “To lead, govern and develop the sport of athletics in all its forms worldwide, uniting the Athletics Family in a spirit of excellence, integrity and solidarity.”
WinnerAnna RUH, GER I did not start the competition very well because the ground was slippery. It took me time to adapt to the conditions. Before the last throw I thought: You can't go home with 57 metres. I just had to throw over 60m and in the final attempt it worked out. The competition was very hard with tough rivals.
Second - Shanice CRAFT, GER It was tough to get into the competition because of the slippery ground but I am more than happy about the result. I just wanted to hear the German anthem on the podium and can't complain about the silver medal at all. Winning a second medal here in Barcelona is incredible.
Third - Shelbi VAUGHAN, USA I am very excited although I wish that I could have placed higher. I did not reach my personal best today which was my goal. However, I can be very happy because I am still the youngest of the girls on the podium. I hope I can get better and progress in the future. The trip to Barcelona was crazy, I loved it.