Barcelona 2012 - Flash Interviews - Men's Pole Vault Final
WinnerThiago Braz DA SILVA, BRA
It has been a remarkably hard competiton, but my technic was good and I improved my personal best over 25cm! However I am sure I can do it better. I train with Fabiana Murer in Formia: not only is she my mate but my idol. I'd like to meet Lavillenie too, maybe in London. I dream of competing in Rio in 2016.
Second - Ivan HORVAT, CRO
I am a little bit disappointed but I am happy because I got the silver medal.This race could be better for me,I tried to go over my personal best but I couldn't.This season I am going to attend Crotian Senior Championship then I want to go to Olympics.I am training pole vault five years in Osijek in my hometown.Osijek is for me best place for training because in Osijek I train alone and my parents always support and help me to improve myself.I aim to go over the 5.80meters in the future and the over will be bonus for me.
Third - Shawnacy BARBER, CAN
The competion was fun actually. I could not ask for more, really enjoyed it and it was a great PR. I am originally from Toronto, have a dual citizenship : the Canadian and the US one. My coach is my father, George Barber, I have been training since I was very little, I actually like athletics and enjoy all kind of sports: I play football, swim, etc. I am looking forward to beat the world record in the future. My phrase to Lavillenie would be:I am coming there.