If pole vaulter Fabiana Murer thought winning a silver medal at world championships was cool, imagine what will happen if she wins a gold at the Olympics.

Murer is from Brazil, and the Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro next August.

After receiving her silver medal Thursday evening, she spent about a half-hour hanging around the Bird’s Nest taking pictures and sharing hugs with coaches and others from the Brazilian team.

The 34-year-old Murer, who will retire after the Olympics, said she’s enjoying this and is already thinking about what will be her last, and biggest, meet.

“It’ll be an amazing competition — to compete for my country, and have my home crowd cheer for me,” Murer said. “I think it helps you, and can help the Brazilians win more medals.”

From: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/sports/article_c9d63f80-bed3-594f-9cf0-15c089afa9e6.html

competes in the xxxx during day four of 13th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Daegu Stadium on August 30, 2011 in Daegu, South Korea.

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