Euro Athletics Junior Champs Flash Quote - Women's Long Jump

21st July 2013

Jazmin Sawyers – European Long Jump Silver Medallist – 6.63m (+0.5m/s)

I’m really happy but I can’t help but have a bit of disappointment. I really wanted to grab onto that gold at the end, but the German girl jumped brilliantly and I couldn’t do it today. I gave it everything I’ve got and I couldn’t have done  anything else; it just wasn’t quite enough today. I’ve come away with a silver medal and a big season’s best, so I’ve got to be happy.

I was really disappointed in Barcelona [2012 World Junior Championships] and it’s nowhere near that level of disappointment today. My jumping hasn’t been that great this season, whereas I went into Barcelona having jumped a really big PB, so really my goal was just to come in and jump a season’s best, so when I put it like that I’ve got to be happy.

I think a big jump is in my legs, but today just wasn’t right for it. I’m still getting used to being consistent, and I’ve had some issues with my run up, but today I managed to jump well in every jump, which is an achievement for me.

This is all about preparing us for the seniors, and although I’m disappointed about not getting gold, it’s not about right now. Hopefully I’ll be able to make senior championships in the future and win gold medals – that’s what we all want when we come into the sport and hopefully this is just a little piece of the journey.