At the all-around meeting in Gotzes, Swiss Simon Immer set a world record in the decathlon: he managed to achieve 8.45 meters in the long jump. He would also win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The decathlon had never jumped 8.45 meters before. It is also very remarkable that Emer would have won the gold medal at this distance among the Olympic specialists last year. Also record that the Swiss got 1,178 points for performance. Nobody has done this in a solo effort before.
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Warner wants a seventh win
The 47th edition of the Global Meeting in Götzis also features international stars. Leading the field for the decathlon is Olympic champion Damien Warner, who is seeking his seventh success at Möslestadion. Ideally, the Canadian also wants to break the 9,000 point mark he just missed last year.
Johnson-Thompson is back on the right track
The Sevens want to write the number one brands in the World Cup. Two-time first-place winner Katharina Johnson-Thompson hopes to make a successful comeback all over after a long-running Achilles tendon injury. For her, this is the first heptathlon since the Olympic Games in Tokyo, when she had to give up due to injury
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Schuler from Vorarlberg is there
For Austria, the hopes of young Chiara Belinda Schuller and Jan Miechi are in Möslestadion, which have been filled again after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. At the beginning of May, Schuller set a new record in the state of Vorarlberg in Grosseto with 5,816 points. The 20-year-old has secured a Götzis ticket and a starting place for the upcoming European Under-23 Championship. And Mitch Alvienney holds a decathlon record of 7.115.
Local players lost Ivona Dadic, Verina Mayer, Sarah Lager and Dominic Dijsselberger. Daddick, Mayer and Lager pulled out recently, Diestelberger announced that his all-around career ended this week after several injury issues.
Warner just missed the 9,000 point mark
Last year, Warner missed the 9,000-point mark in the decathlon at the Mossel meeting. The Canadian won Sunday’s all-around game at Gotzis with 8,995 points and is now the Gutzis record holder with his sixth win. Hungarian Xenia Krizsan won the heptathlon with this year’s world record and a national record of 6,651 points – more on that at He scored a victory, but lost 9,000 points (vorarlberg.ORF.at).
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