2021 Women’s Heptathlon World Rankings

Nafi Thiam successfully defended her Olympic 7-event title. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND/PHOTO RUN)

AFTER SLIPPING TO No. 2 in ’19 after 3 straight years as No. 1, Nafi Thiam returned to the top spot. She did it with relative ease totaling a world-leading 6791 for a 102-point margin in the race to the top step of the podium… Anouk Vetter, runner-up in both Götzis and Tokyo, was an equally clear No. 2…

THEN IT GOT SLIGHTLY GOOFY, with Olympic 3rd- and 4th-placers Emma Oosterwegel and Noor Vidts having unimpressive backup meets, so they each drop a spot… Moving ahead of the pair is 5th-placer Kendell Williams, 3rd at Götzis and 2nd at the Olympic Trials. OT winner Annie Kunz, 6th in Tokyo gets No. 6 ahead of Götzis champ Xénia Krizsán,, just 13th in Japan…

ERICA BOUGARD as No. 8 gives the U.S. a trio of Rankers for the first time since ’98 (JJK 2, Kelly Blair-LaBounty 7, DeDee Nathan 8)…

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. NAFI THIAM (Belgium) (8/19/94, 6-½/152) (1.84/69)
6791 1)Olympic Games 8/05
2. ANOUK VETTER (Netherlands) (2/4/93, 5-9¾/137) (1.77/62)
6536 2)Götzis 5/30 1. Krizsan
6689 2)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam
3. KENDELL WILLIAMS (US) (6/14/95, 5-8/141) (1.73/64)
6383 3)Götzis 5/30 1. Krizsan; 2. Vetter
6683 2)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. Kunz
6508 5)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts
4. EMMA OOSTERWEGEL (Netherlands) (6/29/98, 5-7¼) (1.71)
6308 7)Götzis 5/30 1. Krizsan; 2. Vetter; 3. Williams; 4. Huntington; 5. Grimm;
6. Sulek
6590 3)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter
5. NOOR VIDTS (Belgium) (5/30/96, 5-9¾) (1.77)
6240 3)Arona 6/13 1. Zheng; 2. Vicente
6571 4)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel
6. ANNIE KUNZ (US) (2/16/93, 6-0/157) (1.83/71)
dnf )Götzis 5/30 1. Krizsan; 2. Vetter; 3. Williams; 4. Huntington; 5. Grimm;
6. Sulek; 7. Oosterwegel; 8. Y. Rodríguez; 9. A. Rodríguez; 10. Koala;
11. Ellenwood; 12. Weissenberg; 13. Jager; 14. Maiwald; 15. Grauvogel;
16. Ahouanwanou; 17. Salming; 18. Turpin
6703 1)Olympic Trials 6/27
6420 6)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts; 5. Williams
7. XÉNIA KRIZSÁN (Hungary) (1/13/93, 5-7¼/136) (1.71/62)
6651 1)Götzis 5/30
6295 13)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts; 5. Williams;
6. Kunz; 7. Schafer; 8. Dadic; 9. Bougard; 10. Zheng;
11. Mayr; 12. Voronina
8. ERICA BOUGARD (US) (7/26/93, 5-6/126) (1.68/57)
dnf )Götzis 5/30 1. Krizsan; 2. Vetter; 3. Williams; 4. Huntington; 5. Grimm;
6. Sulek; 7. Oosterwegel; 8. Y. Rodríguez; 9. A. Rodríguez; 10. Koala;
11. Ellenwood; 12. Weissenberg; 13. Jager; 14. Maiwald; 15. Grauvogel;
16. Ahouanwanou; 17. Salming; 18. Turpin
6667 3)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. Kunz; 2. Williams
6379 9)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts; 5. Williams;
6. Kunz; 7. Schafer; 8. Dadic
9. CAROLIN SCHÄFER (Germany) (12/5/91, 5-9¼/146) (1.76/66)
6419 7)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts; 5. Williams;
6. Kunz
10. IVONA DADIC (Austria) (12/29/93, 6-0/132) (1.83/60)
6403 8)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Thiam; 2. Vetter; 3. Oosterwegel; 4. Vidts; 5. Williams;
6. Kunz; 7. Schafer

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Kendell Williams (Nike) 6. Chari Hawkins (On AC)
3)Götzis, 2)Olympic Trials, 5)Olympic Games 10)Lana, 6)Olympic Trials
2. *Annie Kunz (unattached) 7. Juanita Webster-Freeman (South Bay TC)
dnf)Götzis, 1)Olympic Trials, 6)Olympic Games 2)Azusa, 8)Olympic Trials
3. *Erica Bougard (Nike) 8. Anna Hall (Georgia)
dnf)Götzis, 3)Olympic Trials, 9)Olympic Games 1)Towns, 2)SEC, dnf)Olympic Trials
4. Michelle Atherley (Miami) 9. Taliyah Brooks (Asics)
1)ACC, 2)NCAA, 4)Olympic Trials 1)Texas R, dnf)Götzis, dnf)Olympic Trials
5. Ashtin Mahler (Tracksmith) 10. Riley Cooks (Oiselle)
1)Azusa, 5)Olympic Trials 1)Chula Vista, dnf)Olympic Trials

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