Natalia Ducó Soler (born 31 January 1989 in San Felipe, Valparaíso) is a Chilean shot putter. She won the gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships. Ducó also competed at the 2008 Olympic Games and at the London Olympics, where she finished ninth with a personal best throw (and national record) of 18.80m (61′ 8¼”).
I feel really happy with my World Championship results. This year was really difficult for me; I had both health problem and was injured so I could not compete too much this year. The Worlds qualification session was my fifth competition of the season. So I’m really happy about the result; I gave my best in a difficult and stressful circumstance like a world qualification.
In the final I felt the possibility of moving up the rankings and getting in the top eight. My three throws were almost the same (17.84m (58′ 6½”), 18,29m (60′ 0¼”), foul ); so I thought I could get the big throw (ugh). I end with too many emotions and with the feeling that I can do it next time. I done so much work to get better and I know that I can prepare better next year for Rio. I’m hungry for a better result because I really love the shot put. I’m happy with everything about the event and I always train hard and give my best every day. I come from Chile so I’m proud of represent my country and thankful along with Cuba, because my coach is Cuban and I train there. Since I was sixteen years old they have given me the knowledge and the methodology I need to be in the top ten in the world next year.