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Who will be crowned king by Götzis in 2022? The answer will be decided this weekend among 24 of the best decathletes in the world – including world champion Niklas Kaul, European champion Arthur Abele, 2017 World Cup bronze winner Kai Kazmirek, World Cup participant Tim Nowak and rookie Malik Diakité. Here you can read about how competition develops from discipline to discipline.
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100 meters | Niklas Kaul scratches the best time
It was an unusual picture that the spectators saw in the first of four races – and one that certainly made all German tikamp fans happy: World Champion Niklas Kaul (USC Mainz), who is actually not known for his sprint strength, stormed after 11, 18 seconds first over the finish line! The best time was missing only one hundredth, only at U23 EC 2019 he was faster in a tikamp. In 10.91 seconds, Kai Kazmirek (LG Rhein-Wied) also made a marked improvement over his performance in the Ratingen.
With a time of 11.06 seconds, European Champion Arthur Abele (SSV Ulm 1846) was back in the tikamp industry. An achievement that made him shake his head after stronger training impressions, but which was only eleven hundredths over the time of his best tikamp. Debutant Malik Diakité (Hannover 96) was just as fast and took the same course as in his tikamp best (7,910 pts). Tim Nowak (SSV Ulm 1846) was two hundredths slower than the last time in the Ratingen of 11.36 seconds. In 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st place, the DLV quintet continued with long jump.
As expected, the favorite Damian Warner (Canada) took the biggest speed with him: The Olympic champion matched his time the year before in 10.14 seconds, where he had started his Olympic year with 8,995 points. Behind him, his possibly biggest opponent, Pierce LePage, who also comes from Canada, sprinted to within five hundredths of his best time of 10.35 seconds. Ratings winner Simon Ehammer (Switzerland) started the day with a new top time of 10.46 seconds, and his compatriot Finley Gaio (10.52 seconds) was also in top form.
long jump | 8.45 meters: Simon Ehammer phenomenal
Credit where to be credited: The first lines of Götzis’ long jump are due to Simon Ehammer. The Swiss jumped into the pit in the first attempt, which is unparalleled anywhere in the world. With 8.45 meters, he improved his own world record in tikamp, set in early May in Ratingen, by another 15 centimeters and took the lead with 2,163 points. In contrast, even Olympic champion Damian Warner (2,105 pts) with a brilliant 7.93 meters could do nothing. 7.85 meters, Hans-Christian Hausenberg (1,955 pt) took third place in the middle class.
There was also jubilation in the German team – first and foremost from Götzi’s debutant Malik Diakité: He also set a new record of 7.58 meters in his first attempt so he could quickly pack his bag. It took Kazmirek until the third attempt before everything was right for him. With 7.56 meters and 1,831 points, he moved up to seventh place overall, 29 points ahead of Malik Diakité in eighth place. With 7.28 meters, nine centimeters longer than at the World Championships in Doha, Niklas Kaul could also be satisfied (1,702 pts).
The two Ulmer Tim Nowak (7.11 m) and Arthur Abele (7.05 m), on the other hand, struggled with their jumps. Tim Nowak’s good jump after the first valid attempt was exceeded, Arthur Abele did not come with good approaches from jumping into the competition. 18th place for Abele (1,673 pts) and 20th place for Nowak (1,622 pts), who acts almost exactly during the Ratingen meeting, where he finished second after Ehammer with 8,160 points.
bullet impact | Arthur Abele scratches the 15 meters
Not as far as in his best competitions. But once again the best German decathlete in shot put: Arthur Abele, who turns 36 this summer and wants to end his career with his wild card at the European Championships in Munich, came closest to the 15-meter mark with 14.89 meters. A nice result that brought him up to 13th place in the temporary position with 2,456 points. Three DLV athletes are currently ahead of him. The best of them: Kai Kazmirek. The 2017 World Cup third-placed man also showed his fighter heart in shot put and achieved the best stroke of 14.16 meters in round three. This places him in sixth place with 2,569 points.
On the top ten are Malik Diakité (2,509 pts), who celebrated the next record in shot put with 13.65 meters, and Niklas Kaul (2,467 pts), whose shot flew to 14.59 meters. Diakité now has 145 points more than in his best tikamp and is approaching 8,000 points for the first time. Niklas Kaul is on his way to his first day of the World Cup in Doha, which was followed by another day at an excellent level. Tim Nowak, on the other hand, is not where he would be after three disciplines: the 15-meter pusher had to settle for 14.11 meters, 19th place (2,359 pts) in the intermediate rankings.
In front, Simon Ehammer was able to just maintain his lead over Damian Warner (14.92 m; 2,890 pts) with just over 14.42 meters and now 2,917 points. As expected, Lindon Victor’s hour came after him. The tosser from Grenada let his ball fly to 16.28 meters and thus climbed up to third place (2,708 pts) ahead of the other Swiss Finley Gaio (14.30 m; 2,698 pts) and Hans-Christian Hausenberg (13.32 m; 2,642 pts)). No longer there: Pierce Lepage. The fifth in the Olympics could not compete injured in shot put.
110 meter hedge
Start Gr. B: 15:45
Start Gr. A: 16:45
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