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Gold MedallistFranka DIETZSCH GER
"Normally I hate the rain, but I think from this day on I will love it. I got a good start and that made me confident, and I also realised that my competitors were a bit nervous after the 1st throw."
"After the 4th round I felt no pressure any more, it felt like I have won. Winning was more important than the result today. I just felt like it was my day to win, and I think I would have won with every throw I had."
Silver Medallist - Natalya SADOVA RUS
"Aftert the victory in the Athens Olympics I have had a lot of official appearances, but I do not think it has affected my training. In here it is another competition. Same feelings, same people, but now I just could not do the same."
Bronze Medallist - Vera POSPISILOVA-CECHLOVA CZE
"I am very pleased and happy. This medal means a lot to me. I was competing for the gold medal but after beeing 4th in the Olympics in Athens this 3rd place is really nice."
"I would have preferred had the finals been held on Tuesday, but I managed to concentrate well during the two days in between. Competing in these weather conditions was hard and coming third is a very special gift."