«Taking third in my first Olympics was superb at that time since I was just 23 years old,» Antyukh says to IAAF. «I thought about going back to the roots. Because when I was a junior athlete I was running the hurdles as well. Of course it was quite a risk and it was a very difficult decision to make. But my coach gave me a lot of support during this transition time. For her it was an experiment as well,» recalls Antyukh, who is coached by Yekaterina Kulikova.