10 August 22:29 (BST)

AT: RYZHYKOVA (UKR) - silver in women's 400m hurdles

BERLIN - Comments from Anna RYZHYKOVA (UKR) after she took the silver medal in the women's 400m hurdles in a season's-best 54.51 seconds at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Anna RYZHYKOVA (UKR) - silver

On her race:

"I really wanted to win but I knew that Lea (SPRUNGER, the gold medallist from Switzerland) came very strong and it would be hard to beat her. I fought until the end. Next time, I will come up stronger and faster."

On what her silver medal means to her:

"I got bronze already in Helsinki (2012 European Championships), now it is silver, so next time, it will be gold. For now, this is my most precious achievement."

On competing at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin:

"The media always asked me which stadium I prefer the most and why. I did not know the answer for a long time. But now I can tell for sure, it is Berlin. Everything is perfect here, the track, the fans, the wind. I love it here."

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