|Quotes from Nicco Campriani|
|Written by media relations|
|Monday, 06 August 2012 14:33|
Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions
On the event final
I had everything to lose. I worked really hard before the competition,
and there were a lot of expectations on me, which made things even
harder. The last 20 shots kneeling were really difficult. There were a
lot of heart beats, and I was shaking.
I was moving well at all times, but then in the final, I shot eight
points. Everybody thought that it wasn’t enough. You never know,
especially in this event. What happened in the last two Olympics, there
were some 0.0s, where were some 4.0s. I just shot until the end. It was
hard because I had everything to lose.
I made it, and I’m glad because it’s not just these (last) 10 days,
it’s four years.
It was windy at the end and really hard.
I won today because of my kneeling position, which is strange for me
because I hate kneeling.
On winning the Gold medal
Medals are medals. I’m feeling very strong emotions. I’ve reached
my aim, and I am delighted.
After my Silver medal (in men’s 10m air rifle on July 30), it was
really hard to stay focused and to find new motivation.
On who he dedicates his Gold medal to
I have a huge, long list of people to dedicate my medal to: Petra
(Zublasing), my girlfriend, and my parents, who have supported me all
the way through my American training. They had heart problems in the
past, but they are here and they are fine.
On people who supported him
Although shooting is an individual sport, you still need support, and I
have had tons of messages over the last few days. My cell phone is off
at the moment, but I will reply to them all.
I want to thank my girlfriend; half an hour with her, just talking and
laughing, is like three days.
On what is next after the London Olympic Games
I need a break now from shooting. I will be back in 2013, but I need a
I’m going to study (sport engineering) in Sheffield for a new
adventure with a new motivation. I’m glad shooting has ended this way.
It is the best way. I was good and lucky.