Eleana Mirela LAVRIC (ROU) - GOLD - 2:01.85
This is my third time being a world champion (won 2007 youth, 2008 junior and now 2010 junior) so I am very happy with the win with this being my last junior competition and I picked up the gold medal at the World Championships.
It was a very hard race, she pushed me. I am not happy with my time I felt I could do better
Cherono KEOCH (KEN) - SILVER - 2:02.29
I feel very happy.
It was a very hard race. The weather, the conditions were not good. I did not expect to win silver.
The last 400 metres, I felt like my feet couldn’t move. The cold was affecting me. Then, in the last 100 metres, I felt like I could do it.
Annet NEGESA (UGA) - BRONZE - 2:02.51
The race was not so bad except for the spiking. The start was not good.
My fellow runners whom I was running with were bumping and spiking me.
The finish was not OK. I stressed myself on the first lap, and they were bumping and trying to push me and spiking me.
[On the lap of honour] I felt very happy. It’s my first medal in international competition. I feel very happy doing this for my country. People will be happy when I go back to Uganda.
Next is the 1500 metres tomorrow. I’ll be somewhat tired but I’ll go and I’ll run. I think I can do better than I have done today.