15 JUL 2007 General News Gold medal

Girls 200m final

Gold medalBarbara Leoncio, BRA.

I cannot believe it, maybe I will realise later. It's great to be a world champion. I should say that my coach is maybe happier than I am, he was so nervous. I was a little bit tired after the semi final but I knew that I had to do my best afterwards. My friends and compatriots helped me a lot. My friends and team mates are my biggest supporters. It's perfect, everybody will see me on the TV in Brazil, I will now be very famous (laughs). I like athletics very much, I have been training since I was seven. I spend my free time with my friends. I like going out. I live in Rio. My idol is Florence Griffith-Joyner. I would like to be like her.