Next weekend, Germany’s best decathletes and sevens athletes will face national and international competition on their way to Eugene and Munich at the all-around meet in Ratingen. In their first competition at the “Fly up and far” competition in Frankfurt on Sunday, Niklas Kaul, Carolin Schäfer and Kai Kazmirek, among others, already showed good form.
Germany’s best all-around athletes sign up for Ratingen! One week before the 25th anniversary of the annual all-around meeting for tickets to the World Championships in Eugene (USA; July 15-24) and the European Championships in Munich (August 15-21), Tikamp World Champion Niklas Kaul (USC Mainz), former World Cup player Kai Kazmirek (LG Rhein-Wied) and 2017 Deputy World Champion Carolin Schäfer (Eintracht Frankfurt) on Sunday in Frankfurt with good results in individual disciplines.
All three participants in the men’s 110-meter hurdles could be satisfied. In 14.42 seconds – his best rising time since 2020 – Kai Kazmirek was ahead with a nose, followed by Kaul, who sprinted four hundredths faster than in his 2019 World Cup victory in Doha (Qatar) by 14.60 seconds. Frankfurt’s Jannis Wolff reached his personal best (14.70 seconds) in 14.72 seconds.
Positive summary from athletes and national coach
With discus came the world champion at 45.22 meters and thus the longest. Kai Kazmirek threw the two-kilo disc 43.27 meters. “I’m very happy with the obstacles, 43 meters in discus is also good,” summed up the Olympic fourth place in 2016 in his Instagram story. Jannis Wolff also hit the 40-meter mark with 40.48 meters. For the 23-year-old, it was the third-best throw of his career.
Niklas Kaul swung over 4.90 meters with the relay. He was able to win this discipline at the same height as Frankfurt pole vaulter Gordon Posch. The man from Mainz missed the third attempt over five meters, which would have meant giving up his best performance. “I’m happy and looking forward to the first tikamp next weekend,” he concluded on Instagram.
Not only the athletes but also Christopher Hallmann are optimistic about the all-round start in Ratingen. “The test performance before the first tikamp of the year makes me feel positive,” said the national tikamp coach. “Niklas was now able to show the good impressions from the training camp under competitive conditions. I also liked Kai a lot, much better than at the World Indoor Championships. He managed five obstacles today, otherwise he would have been even faster.”
Carolin Schäfer scratches the 50 meter mark
Carolin Schäfer also presented herself in a superb way: the Frankfurter native started the day with a light headwind for 13.70 seconds over 100 meters hurdles as the undisputed winner. Only Viktoria Müller (LG Rhein-Wied; 13.92 sec) also stayed under 14 seconds. Schäfer’s one-woman show followed in the javelin throw: with 49.73 meters, the seven-year-old, who has a best distance of more than 54 meters, put six meters between herself and her training partner Mareike Rösing (USC Mainz; 43.53 m).
The two-time German U23 champion, who like Schäfer and Kaul is trained by his parents Stefanie and Michael Kaul, also came close to his home record of exactly 44 meters and could therefore be very satisfied. Two young athletes also achieved more than 40 meters with 500 gram javelin: Jule Sandmann from Frankfurt (41.64 m) and Emma Kaul (USC Mainz; 41.38 m), the younger sister of the world champion in tikamp. A race of 600 meters rounded off the competition day for the athletes.
Meanwhile, a young talent celebrated in a discipline that is not part of all-around in Frankfurt: In the hammer throw competition, Kai Hurych (KSV Fürth 09) surpassed the norm for the U20 World Championships in Cali (Colombia; 1st to 6th place) with 71 , 85 meters August). This required 70 meters. The 18-year-old increased his best performance (71.19 m), which was about a year old, by 66 centimeters with the six-kilo hammer.
You can find the complete results in our results section …