10 August 22:07 (BST)

AT: HUSSONG (GER) - gold in women's javelin

BERLIN - Comments from Christin HUSSONG (GER) after she won gold in the women's javelin with a championship record throw of 67.90 metres at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Christin HUSSONG (GER) - gold

On her performance:

"All season I knew that I am in super shape but I could not put it on to the javelin. I wanted a medal, but now that this medal is a gold one, that is so super.

"I was afraid that this SB (season's best) in the qualification had only been an exception. But now I even managed to improve that."

On being inspired by her male team-mates who won javelin gold and silver on Thursday:

"Seeing the German javelin throwers excel yesterday evening really inspired and motivated me. Suddenly, you also want to have a celebration and an experience like them."

On delivering on the big stage:

"A lot of people said that I was not able to throw far at a major adult competition and in a big stadium but I proved the contrary tonight. Despite all the pressure I was able to execute well. This is my first major international title and I won it in my home stadium."

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