Levchenko: When I was in the finals, something in the way, I remembered the ride

Левченко: Когда мне в финале что-то мешало, я вспоминала аттракцион

Yulia Levchenko

Ukrainian high jumper Yulia Levchenko commented on his silver world championship medal in athletics.

“I was determined, I wanted to jump, I realized that I have to give 100%. The errors didn’t have time so did what I could.

I was afraid at the time when he jumped 2.01 m Understood that I can take it, but I was scared. I still have the whole season and I don’t know if I will be able to withstand the stress with this result. But I’ve seen that really can become the second this was real and I didn’t want to lose the position. I will not tell you tried very ideal, so when I landed, I thought that 2.01 m such errors does not forgive, but out.

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Before the first attempt 2.01 I watched the fight, watched it evolving in the sector. I thought you are pondering how is this going to affect my health, because I wanted to avoid any injuries. I did what I was capable of and what brings me pleasure.

When we went to the stadium on the way, I saw the rides. There was one – is unrealistically high. I’m afraid of heights and it’s not for me. Passing by I thought okay, I’m going to the stadium and will do what he likes. The final between attempts when I was impossible to concentrate, I was thinking about this ride and was glad that I was here, not him.

Yes, I enjoyed it. Very afraid to make a mistake, wanted to concentrate, and I did. At first it was difficult, it was worse than in qualifying my feelings. I didn’t feel my feet, I didn’t understand what was happening, but then I realized that I didn’t want to jump the second or third attempt, so he took the altitude with the first”

See also schedule and results of the performances of Ukrainian athletes at the world Championships in London.

We will remind, Yulia Levchenko became the best athlete of Ukraine in July.

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