15 JUL 2007 General News Gold medal

Girls 800m final

Gold medalElena Lavric, ROM.

I am happy now. The first lap went very fast. Only in the last 50m I realised I could win the race. Before the championships I was confident. I knew I could win a medal. My idol is Romanian Gabi Szabo. I have been doing athletics for three years. I spent yesterday sleeping and relaxing. I will celebrate the victory at home with my family. My brother lives in Spain. I am already famous in Romania, I sometimes go to talk on TV and radio.