Götzis Multis: World Leaders For Warner & KJT

After his best first-day ever, Damian Warner started the second day at “only” 13.64. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND)

GÖTZIS, AUSTRIA, May 25-26—Damian Warner made history by becoming only the third athlete to win 5 times at Götzis, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson put together the best heptathlon of her life to win at the 45th Hypomeeting.

Warner’s trek at one of the prime fixtures on the IAAF Multis Challenge started auspiciously with a world decathlon record in the 100, 10.12, chopping 0.03 off the best he had set here in ’16. He followed up with 25-2 (7.67) in the long jump, a PR of 50-4 (15.34) in the shot, 6-6¾ (2.00) in the high jump, and capped Day 1 with a 47.38 to lead halfway by 31 with his 4596—ahead of his national record pace.

On Day 2, the 29-year-old Canadian fell off a tad, producing a 13.64 in the hurdles, then hitting 154-11 (47.23) in the disc, 15-1 (4.60) PV, 208-10 (63.67) javelin, and a 1500 of 4:37.39. That put him at 8711, a world leader 84 points short of his best. He easily topped Lindon Victor (8473) and Maicel Uibo (8353) and joined Roman Šebrle and Carolina Klüft as a 5-time winner in the Austrian city. “I’m happy with my score so early in the season,” he said. “I haven’t competed in a year so I wasn’t sure how it would go.”

For KJT, a 54-point PR made her weekend. On Day 1, the 26-year-old Briton produced marks of 13.29 (=PR), 6-4¾ (1.95), 42-6 (12.95) and 23.21 to lead at 4034. Kendall Williams, who hurdled 12.84, was in 2nd at 3857. On the second day, KJT leaped 21-11 (6.68), threw a PR 140-10 (42.92) and came close to an 800 PR with her 2:08.28. The final result, 6813, topped the 6759 she scored in winning Euro silver last year. Johnson-Thompson indicated she would be taking a break after this, saying, “I’m going to take a slow approach and work toward Doha.”

The runner-up spot went to Latvia’s Laura Ikauniece (6476), while Williams ended up 5th with a U.S.-leading 6412, just ahead of fellow American Erica Bougard (6374).


GÖTZIS DECATHLON RESULTS

IAAF Multis Challenge; Götzis, Austria, May 25-26—

Dec: 1. Damian Warner (Can) 8711 (WL) (10.12 WDR, 25-2/7.67, 50-4/15.34 PR, 6-6¾/2.00, 47.38 [4596], 13.64, 154-11/ 47.23, 15-1/4.60, 208-10/63.67, 4:37.39 [4115]);

2. Lindon Victor (Grn) 8473 (10.56, 24-4½/7.43, 52-6¾/16.02, 6-6¾/2.00, 49.22, 14.86, 177-3/54.03, 15-9/4.80, 218-1/66.48, 4:56.37);

3. Maicel Uibo (Est) 8353 (11.22, 23-10¾/7.28, 49-¾/14.95, 7-½/2.15, 50.93, 14.68, 152-2/46.38, 17-4½/5.30, 205-1/62.50, 4:37.95);

4. Niklas Kaul (Ger) 8336 PR (11.25, 23-3½/7.10, 49-6½/15.10, 6-5½/1.97, 49.05, 14.70, 153-10/46.90, 15-9/4.80, 234-6/71.49, 4:20.52);

5. Pieter Braun (Neth) 8306 (11.10, 24-10/7.57, 49-6¼/15.09, 6-5½/1.97, 49.26, 14.42, 145-4/44.31, 16-¾/4.90, 210-7/64.19, 4:30.60);

6. Kai Kazmirek (Ger) 8224 (10.84, 24-11/7.59, 49-¼/14.94, 6-6¾/2.00, 47.33, 14.39, 135-8/41.37, 15-9/4.80, 193-10/59.09, 4:45.02);

7. Tim Nowak (Ger) 8209 (11.12, 23-10¾/7.28, 48-9/14.86, 6-6¾/2.00, 50.16, 14.64, 155-¼7.27, 15-9/4.80, 197-2/60.11, 4:20.66);

8. Cedric Dubler (Aus) 8185; 9. Manuel Eitel (Ger) 8128 PR; 10. Jorge Ureña (Spa) 8123; 11. Mathias Brugger (Ger) 8060; 12. Janek Õiglane (Est) 8050 (11.28, 23-10/7.26, 49-5/15.06, 6-3¼/1.91, 50.82, 14.81, 143-6/43.75, 16-¾/4.90, 226-4/69.00, 4:34.64);

13. Ashley Moloney (Aus) 8038 NJR (8, 11 WJ) (10.41, 24-8¼/7.52, 44-11/13.69, /2.03, 46.97, 14.24, 137-9/41.98, 14-5¼/4.40, 184-4/56.19, 5:03.20);

14. Martin Roe (Nor) 8023; 15. Fredrik Samuelsson (Swe) 8022; 16. Ilya Shkurenyov (Rus) 7982; 17. Tim Duckworth (GB) 7981; 18. Paweł Wiesiołek (Pol) 7971; 19. Devon Williams (US) 7924; 20. Marcus Nilsson (Swe) 7883; 21. Oleksiy Kasyanov (Ukr) 7874; 22. Niels Pittomvils (Bel) 7510; 23. Andri Oberholzer (Swi) 7449; 24. Romain Martin (Fra) 7073; 25. Tim Ehrhardt (US) 6856 (dnf 1500);… dnf—Dominik Distelberger (Aut), Artem Makarenko (Rus), Vitali Zhuk (Blr), Simone Cairoli (Ita), Karl Robert Saluri (Est), Luca Bernaschina (Swi), Keisuke Ushiro (Jpn), Eelco Sintnicolaas (Neth), Rico Freimuth (Ger).

GÖTZIS HEPTATHLON RESULTS

1. Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GB) 6813 PR (WL) (13.29, 6-4¾/1.95, 42-6/12.95, 23.21 [4034], 21-11/6.68, 140-10/42.92, 2:08.28 [2779]);

2. Laura Ikauniece (Lat) 6476 (13.46, 5-9¾/1.77, 43-9¼/13.34, 24.19, 20-4¼/6.20, 177-7/54.13, 2:13.51);

3. Xénia Krizsán (Hun) 6469 PR (13.43, 5-9¾/1.77, 46-4¼/14.13, 24.46, 20-5¾/6.24, 161-8/49.28, 2:10.48);

4. Carolin Schäfer (Ger) 6426 (13.24, 5-9¾/1.77, 44-1½/13.45, 24.03, 19-11¾/6.09, 167-6/51.07, 2:14.25);

5. Kendell Williams (US) 6412 (AL) (12.84, 5-10¾/1.80, 42-2¾/12.87, 23.69, 20-10½/6.36, 140-10/42.92, 2:16.65);

6. Erica Bougard (US) 6374 (13.00, 6-0/1.83, 39-½/11.90, 23.65, 20-2¼/6.15, 133-0/40.55, 2:08.24);

7. Nadine Broersen (Neth) 6297; 8. Sophie Weißenberg (Ger) 6293 PR; 9. Emma Oosterwegel (Neth) 6247 PR; 10. Géraldine Ruckstuhl (Swi) 6197; 11. Adrianna Sułek (Pol) 6104 PR; 12. Annie Kunz (US) 6098 PR (13.56, 5-8½/1.74, 47-4½/14.44, 24.27, 19-11¾/6.09, 124-8/38.00, 2:16.63); 13. Daryna Sloboda (Ukr) 6094; 14. Hanne Maudens (Bel) 6082; 15. Sarah Lagger (Aut) 6042; 16. Georgia Ellenwood (Can) 6026; 17. Adriana Rodríguez (Cub) 6004; 18. Chari Hawkins (US) 5972; 19. Yekaterina Voronina (Uzb) 5933; 20. Annik Kälin (Swi) 5918; 21. Allison Halverson (US) 5902; 22. María Vicente (Spa) 5900 PR; 23. Caroline Agnou (Swi) 5852; 24. Grit Šadeiko (Est) 5203; 25. Carmen Ramos (Spa) 5196; 26. Esther Turpin (Fra) 5098; 27. Marthe Yasmine Koala (Bur) 5095; 28. Lindsay Schwartz (US) 4947 (nh HJ); … dnf—Celeste Mucci (Aus), Mareike Arndt (Ger), Kateřina Cachová (CzR), Anna Maiwald (Ger), Niki Oudenaarden (Can), Niamh Emerson (GB).

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