By conquest of the 4th place completed her presence in his final at the Tokyo Olympics Katerina Stefanidi, equaling its best performance this year (4,80m.).
Σwith her statements in Athens 9.84 and to Giannis Giaginis, the "golden" 2016 Olympian in Rio, stressed that it was not in its best day and ebuilt that it probably cost her some mistakes in running as well as some technical failures, especially the fact that she rushed to change pole.
"It was the first time in my life that I went from a bigger pole to a smaller one. I have never done it before. It was a big overrun at 4.80 that I did with this pole and I think I had a good effort at 4.90. This shows that the jump was technically good just very unstable. I did not go with the confidence I had other years that I knew exactly what I was going to do. I also made mistakes in running ", he said characteristically.
Nevertheless, Stefanidi said she was satisfied with her performance and the conquest of the 4th place, given the injuries she had and that plagued her for a long time.
"I am not disappointed because I had a very good match. I equalized my performance this year. I would very much like to have brought another medal to my country. Think that last year at such a time I could not walk. I had a mysterious injury that we never learned exactly what it was and we did not know when it would pass and how. So I'm happy that I was here and that I qualified for the final. I was the only medal holder of 2016 who managed to reach the final ".
And he added: "I want to continue making consistent appearances in leagues above 4.80."