Sophie Weißenberg won the 25th Stadtwerke Mehrkampf Meeting. The Leverkusen player showed a stable performance and collected 6,273 points. Olympic seventh Carolin Schäfer took second place with 6,170 points.
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HEPTATHLON DAY 2
800 meters | Carolin Schäfer combative, overall victory for Sophie Weißenberg
In the last 800 meters, Carolin Schäfer again mobilized all her reserves. In the final round, the woman from Frankfurt took the lead, fighting for every tenth and crossing the finish line completely exhausted with a new personal record of 2: 13.95 minutes. A conciliatory conclusion for the 30-year-old, who collected 6,170 points in the final count.
Sophie Weißenberg did not let the lead on the last lap become too great and became number four after 2: 18.72 minutes. With 6,273 points, the Leverkusen player not only won in the Ratings for the first time, but also remained 23 points above the European Championship norm for Munich. The overall third place went to France’s Leonie Cambours (5,933 points). They were followed by Anna-Lena Obermaier (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg; 5,745 points) and American Shaina Burns (5,716 points) with the best performance.
COMMENTS ON THE COMPETITION:
Sophie Weissenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen):
“I am just happy. Because I did not think I would win in the Ratings. The atmosphere in Ratingen was incredibly good, I got goosebumps as soon as I saw the athletes. They were solid results with no deviations on the upside. If there is, I can attack the World Cup norm in Götzis. I have surpassed the European Championship norm and I am happy with my first start with the big ones. “
Carolin Schäfer (Eintracht Frankfurt):
“I did not think I would win 800 meters in the end. But winning with the best performance was again good for the head. Of course, the performance was not what I expected of myself. But it is important to deliver in the summer. The jumps and sprints are not going smoothly at the moment. But it is normal at this time of season. Whether I start in Götzis will only be decided at short notice. ”
javelin throw | Sophie Weißenberg contracted by Carolin Schäfer
Sophie Weißenberg celebrated 45.84 meters in the first attempt. After a failed second attempt, the woman from Leverkusen followed up in the last javelin throw and pushed the 600 gram apparatus to a steady 48.00 meters. The 24-year-old threw nearly five yards further than in his best sevens match and collected important points in the overall rankings.
Carolin Schäfer was not satisfied. The 54-meter thrower got 47.81 meters in his best attempt. The afternoon’s third best javelin thrower was Anna-Lena Obermaier. The rain burger came to 41.81 meters.
In the overall standings, Sophie Weißenberg enters the final 800-meter race with 5,432 points and a 170-point lead over Carolin Schäfer. Which equates to about twelve seconds. With a time of 2:17 minutes, Sophie Weißenberg would set a new personal record. France’s Leonie Cambours lost second place in the overall standings despite setting a new best javelin throw (35.05m). She is number three after six disciplines with 5,033 points.
long jump | Lovisa Karlsson wins with best performance
Before her seven-fight career, Sophie Weißenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) had success in the youth class as a long jumper. In 2016, she won silver at the U20 World Championships. Of course, this discipline is still one of her absolute strengths in the sevens match. She proved this at the start of the second day of the 25th Stadtwerke Ratingen all-around meeting. Sophie Weißenberg jumped to 6.21 meters in the first attempt, even though she dropped about 25 centimeters on the board.
In the third attempt, she hit the board, but technically, the jump was not around. 6.15 meters meant no climb. Lovisa Karlsson celebrated a new personal record. The Swede jumped 6.27 meters in the third attempt and was the best long jumper. Belgian Hanne Maudens (6.09 m) was the third athlete to surpass the six-meter mark.
In this year’s first long jump competition, Carolin Schäfer missed the six meters. The Frankfurt woman’s best attempt was 5.84 meters. As a result, the 30-year-old lost important points to get within the reach of the World Cup norm for Eugene at 6,420 points. She missed the norm by just one point when she finished seventh at the Olympics in Tokyo.
In the overall standings, Sophie Weißenberg extended her lead by 4,611 points. Behind them, France’s Leonie Cambours (4,460 points) and Carolin Schäfer (4,444 points) swapped places. Anna Maiwald (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) did not participate in the second day of the sevens match.
HEPTATHLON DAY 1
200 meters | Sophie Weißenberg wins and expands the lead
With a strong race at the end of the first seven-match day, Sophie Weißenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) extended the lead in the seven-match. In headwinds, she won the fastest 200 Mezter race in 24.03 seconds. They were followed by Carolin Schäfer (Eintracht Frankfurt) in 24.40 seconds and Leonie Cambours from France (24.44 seconds). Anna-Lena Obermaier (LG Telis Finanz Regensburg; 25.42 sec.) Celebrated a new best performance in the second race.
In the overall rankings, Sophie Weißenberg collected 3,696 points at the break. Carolin Schäfer has 3,643 points, Leonie Cambours 3,620 points. They are followed by Anna Maiwald (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen; 3,431 points) and Anna-Lena Obermaier, who is on her way to her best performance with 3,391 points.
bullet impact | Carolin Schäfer satisfied, Shaina Burns in front
After an invalid first attempt, Carolin Schäfer clenched her fist in shot put after the second round and high-fived her coach Michael Kaul. The four-kilo ball landed on the 14-meter mark and measured exactly 13.98 meters and thus only one centimeter smaller than her seventh place at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
It went even better for Shaina Burns. The American celebrated the new personal record of 14.70 meters in the third attempt. She was the only seven-athlete to exceed the 14-meter mark. Behind Carolin Schäfer followed Anna Maiwald (13.81 m) and Sophie Weißenberg (13.59 m).
In the overall position, the top quartet narrowed after the ball hit. Sophie Weißenberg took the lead with 2,718 points followed by Carolin Schäfer 18 points ahead of Leonie Cambours (2,681 points) and shot put winner Shaina Burns (2,679 points).
high jump | Leonie Cambours with 1.80 meters the strongest sewing athlete
Leonie Cambours runs at high speed towards the crossbar in the high jump. If the French can convert this speed into the leap, it is high. After all, the high jumper has a remarkable personal record of 1.86 meters. The 21-year-old also showed in Ratingen that she is in control of the discipline. With 1.80 meters, the seventh at the World Indoor Championships was the best javelin in high jump. At 1.83 meters, she narrowly failed three times.
Sophie Weißenberg would love to have jumped 1.80 meters in Ratingen. But at this height the rod fell three times. So it remained at 1.77 meters for the Leverkusen woman. The second in the 2019 U23 European Championship jumped exactly this height in her best sevens match of her career with 6,293 points.
Carolin Schäfer was not satisfied. After the invalid third attempt over 1.74 meters, the woman from Frankfurt left the mat shaking her head. Only 1.71 meters went to the assessment for the 30-year-old. Mareike Rösing went three centimeters taller. In the overall standings, Leonie Cambours took the lead with 2,017 points ahead of Sophie Weißenberg (1,951 points) and Carolin Schäfer (1,907 points).
100 meter hurdles: Carolin Schäfer managed the race in 13.57 seconds
Carolin Schäfer (Eintracht Frankfurt) got off to a good start in the Ratingen sevens match. The 30-year-old won the 100-meter hurdles against headwinds in 13.57 seconds, making her the fastest all-around competitor. The 2017 Vice World Champion increased his best performance of the season by 13 hundredths. One hundredth later, Leonie Cambours (France) took second place with best performance.
Sophie Weißenberg (TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen) also stayed well below the 14 seconds with 13.78 seconds. A new personal record (13.65 seconds) would have been possible for the woman from Leverkusen. But a technical error at the eighth obstacle cost me some speed. In the first race, race winner Lovisa Karlsson (Sweden) scratched the 14 seconds by 14.02 seconds. Anna-Lena Obermaier celebrated a new personal record. The rain burger improved by one hundredth to 14.24 seconds.
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