Who will receive the tikamp crown from Ratingen in 2022? And who will place themselves in the most promising positions in the battle for World Cup and European Championship tickets? Here you can read from discipline to discipline how the tikampen at the Stadtwerke Ratingen multi-match competition on 7./8. developed in May.
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DECATHLON DAY 1
100 meters | Simon Ehammer dominates, Nico Becker’s second fastest
At the start of the 25th all-round competition in Ratingen, Simon Ehammer showed his full speed potential on Saturday afternoon. The 22-year-old Swiss dominated the 100 meters and clearly won the second race in a light headwind with 10.65 seconds. Marcel Meyer (Hannover 96) increased his best time by seven hundredths to 11.01 seconds in his first tikamp for men. They were followed at the same time by Kai Kazmirek (LG Rhein-Wied) and Andreas Bechmann (Eintracht Frankfurt) by 11.12 seconds. World champion Niklas Kaul (USC Mainz) finished sixth behind Malik Diakite (Hannover 96; 11.13 seconds) with 11.42 seconds.
In the first race, Nico Beckers (LAV Bayer Uerdingen / Dormagen) started the tikamp with a new best time of 10.83 seconds. Eight hundredths behind was Nils Laserich from Leverkusen, also with a new best time under the eleven-second mark. This pushed them up to second and third place in the overall standings. Mathias Brugger was unlucky. The man from Ulm was injured in the right thigh shortly before goal. He was still ranked with 12.03 seconds. But whether he can continue the tikamp is doubtful.
long jump | 8.30 meters! Simon Ehammer excels with a world record
In 2013, Matthias Prey flew from Schleswig-Holstein 7.88 meters in Ratingen. Meeting record in long jump for nine years. Until Saturday noon. So after his second attempt, Simon Ehammer stretched his right arm toward the sky in a jubilant pose. It was clear to the Swiss that it had been a top jump. Moments later, 7.97 meters lit up the scoreboard – a meeting record.
But that’s not all! In the third attempt, tikamp-young wrote sports history, the long jump facility in Ratingen was just far enough for him. The Swiss only landed after 8.30 meters with tailwind. Not only did he increase Julien Fivaz’s national record by three centimeters, but he is now also the best decathlete in the long jump of all time. The 22-year-old improved the world record for Olympic champion Damian Warner (Canada) by two centimeters.
“I am incredibly happy that the eight meters were successful. It is not a matter of course to jump eight meters in the first competition of the season “, Simon Ehammer was happy after his record coup. The Swiss even saw room for improvement: “The jump was good. But I gave away on the board, and the landing was not ideal either. “
Despite severe wind conditions, some German decathletes were able to celebrate new personal records. Malik Diakite, for example, improved by 19 centimeters to 7.35 meters in second place. Marcel Meyer managed the first seven-meter jump of his career with 7.12 meters. Kai Kazmirek flew two inches longer. However, the 2016 Olympic fourth-placed player gave about 25 inches away on the board. World champion Niklas Kaul, who jumped 7.03 meters, had a similar experience. Tim Nowak jumped six inches longer.
Nils Laserich from Leverkusen secured third place in the long jump with 7.34 meters. Behind him followed Andreas Bechmann (7.29 m) and the Frenchman Teo Bastien (7.17 m). In the overall standings, Simon Ehammer significantly expanded his lead over Nils Laserich (1,777 points) and Nico Beckers (1,737 points) with 2,078 points. Mathias Brugger was unable to continue the tikampen after sustaining a hamstring injury in the 100 meter race.
bullet impact | Nico Becker raises the meeting record to 16.63 meters
Shortly before three, a loud scream sounded through Ratingen Stadium. At the shot put at the 1,500-meter start, Nico Beckers’ festivities knew no bounds. For the 28-year-old, his 7.26-kilo work equipment tossed longer than any other decathlete in the history of the Ratingen meeting. The judges noted exactly 16.63 meters. Thus, Dormagen increased the Icelander Jon Arnar Magnusson’s 20-year-old meeting record by eleven centimeters.
“If I get a try right, it should finally succeed with 16 yards. Now it has even gone much further, “said Nico Beckers, who has repeatedly been slowed down by injuries in recent years. The 28-year-old increased his best performance by more than a meter with his record stroke.
Tim Nowak was just an inch short of the new house record. Ulmer was the second best shot putter with 15.17 meters. They were followed by Jan Ruhrmann (15.12 m) and Marcel Meyer (14.86 m). Barely an hour after his “tikamp world record in long jump”, Simon Ehammer celebrated a new record in third discipline (14.68 m).
Andreas Bechmann (14.22 m), Kai Kazmirek (13.78 m) and Niklas Kaul (13.73 m) were not satisfied with their results in the ball. Unlike Nico Beckers, of course. After his ball coup, he took second place in the overall standings with 2,627 points after Simon Ehammer (2,848 points), who reigned at the top. Nils Laserich is in third place (2,539 points). The Leverkusen player set his personal record with 14.55 meters.
DECATHLON DAY 2
110 meter hedge
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