11 August 22:10 (BST)

AT: NEDASEKAU - silver in men's high jump

BERLIN - Comments from Maksim NEDASEKAU (BEL) after winning silver in the men's high jump at Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday.

Maksim NEDASEKAU (BEL) - silver

On finishing the competition with the silver medal:

"All the opponents were very strong and it was an open competition. I knew I needed to attack the new personal best and I was ready to do it. But still, silver is great and I am very happy as it is my second big medal after the European junior championships in Grossetto.

On the backing he received from friends and family:

"The medal belongs to all my friends who supported me at home in Minsk and could not afford to come to Berlin, like my parents. Now, finally, I have the time for a short rest and then then the next four competitions to earn some more money."

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