You are here

World champion in women's 800m Marina Arzamasova hailed upon return to Belarus

Belarusian national athletics team have triumphantly returned home. On Sunday, fans met at the airport bronze medalist of the IAAF World Championships 2015 in Beijing Alina Talai. The Belarusian set a new national record in the women's 100 meters hurdles.

On August 31 it was the turn to meet Marina Arzamasova. In Beijing, our runner produced an incredible victory in the women's 800m.

With two awards, "gold" and "bronze", the Belarusian team took 14th place in the unofficial medal standings.

Marina Arzamasova, world champion in the women's 800 meters:
It was my most important dream and goal. I was waiting for it for the entire year and I am glad that life allowed me to win this title. I ran and I felt that that I am ahead of everyone but I didn't know how long ahead I was. So I tried to run as fast as I could and "plunge" into this finish line. I just did everything I could. My thoughts were all turned off.  I was looking for this victory, I was aiming for this medal!

World champion in women's 800m Marina Arzamasova hailed upon return to Belarus