Euro Athletics Junior ChampisFlash Quote - Women's Shot Put

20th July 2013

Sophie McKinna – European Junior Shot Put Silver Medallist – 17.09m

In the first round I was only four centimetres off my personal best, and obviously I wanted to go out and throw my personal best, but coming close to it is good at the same time.

Throwing well with your first throw gives you confidence for the remaining five rounds, and it’s the most consistent series I’ve put together in my whole career, so I’m happy with that, but I’d still have liked to have thrown a bit further!

Of course, I’m always here to win, but sometimes on the day someone is a little bit better than you, and you have to accept that and move onto the next competition, and so hopefully onwards and upwards.