10 MAR 2012 General News

Istanbul 2012 - Flash Interviews - Women's Long Jump Qualification Round

Janay DeLoach of the USA in the women's Long Jump qualifying round (Getty Images)Janay DeLoach of the USA in the women's Long Jump qualifying round (Getty Images) © Copyright

FirstJanay DELOACH, USA

The first two jumps, I wasn't too happy. I didn't touch the board. The third one, I hit it good. I'm glad to be here. The track is fast, the board has some bounce and and there is crowd support.


Second - Shara PROCTOR, GBR

It is great. I did not expect to jump that far, just enough to qualify, but you can't control it. I am surprised. I will try to jump far tomorrow, close to seven meters and hopefully win a medal. I couldn't see my sister compete as I was in the warm-up, but she looks up to me. She is a High Jumper and we were also in Daegu.


Third - Brittney REESE, USA

I am blessed to be here and will try to become the first woman to win back-to-back titles in the Long Jump. Janay jumped 6.90 and we'll have some competition tomorrow. I have been working on my speed off the board and my landing. I have adopted a quote: SFT (See it, Feel it, Trust it). It has a lot to do with the Long Jump and I will have it in my head tomorrow.