Svetlana Feofanova top favorite for a gold in Munich
Svetlana Feofanova? Not long after she entered the competitive world stage, she was already keeping Stacy Dragila on her toes. What the Phys. Ed student began in the indoor season, she continued in the outdoor season. It had been just nine days since Annika Becker had captured the European record before Feofanova got it back with 4,78 meters in Stockholm. She fell only 4 centimeters shy of the world record. But still, the 22-year-old is the top favorite for a gold medal at the European Championships in Munich.
Call To Moscow
In Moscow she shares an apartment with her mom "Nadegda and her grandma. "Nadegda means `help` in Russian, she explains. To give or to take? "My mom and my grandma are the first ones I call after an exciting day. Without my family I wouldn`t be able to deal with all these issues. On the other hand, she supports her family with her competition winnings. These winnings have reached enormous sums in the meantime. So Feofanova is not just a challenge for the organizers but also for her opponents. She is never satisfied with her performance. After two faultered attempts, she raises the bar again for her self. The majority of the time she achieves her goals. She is extremely disciplined with herself and other athletes. Challenged once the bar is never too high. That`s what Stacy Dragila is experiencing herself during the past few months. Consequently, Feofanova`s aims for the future are obvious: "There will be a woman to reach five meters, she says. It will probably be her!