Dafne SCHIPPERS (NED)GOLD5967 pts (NJ)
I feel very good.
When I saw the German girl (Gambetta) come closer and closer and passed me, I thought, “I’m going to go.”
In the 800 metres, I just wanted to run fast and win the gold medal.
I’m going to holiday in Canada, then rest, and work towards the European Juniors next year.
Sara GAMBETTA (GER) - SILVER - 5770 pts
It was a great competition here. I learned so much. I will know there are areas I need to work on and train harder.
I wish I could have done better in the javelin. I only threw 37.45m and my best is 44.5m. It’s a discipline I can work on.
Helga Margret THORSTEINSDOTTIR (ISL) BRONZE - 5706 pts
I’m tired but I’m happy. It was a terrible heptathlon except for these last two events. And third place - I’m happy, of course.
My favourite? Absolutely NOT 800 metres. I don’t know. These days, it’s javelin, because it’s going the best. It was long jump but that’s terrible right now. I like shot put, and - oh, heptathlon is my favourite one.
I think my most challenging one was 200 metres, because the shot put went terribly and I was thinking about quitting. But my sister’s here and she cheered me up. The most challenging, I think it was 200 metres.
[The weather yesterday meant] the high jump was terrible. I was shaking between the jumps, but I’m from Iceland and I should be used to it. So much rain and for such a long time! I was wondering when it was going to stop. But everybody had the rain, so it was okay.
I can’t describe it, because all the girls are from all around the world. Meeting them again and again and seeing them progress and competing with them, it’s just like - it means so much that I can call these girls who are from around the world and speak English to some of the ones who don’t speak it so well.