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World Championships in Athletics: Neugebauer 5th in decathlon

World Championships in Athletics: Neugebauer 5th in decathlon

Decathlete Leo Neugebauer also collected a hoped-for first medal for the German team at the World Championships in Athletics Missed Budapest. The 23-year-old finished fifth with 8,645 points, with Canadian Pierce Lepage winning.

After the first day, Neugebauer was still in the lead. In the end, the undergraduate was 111 points ahead of the bronze. Lepage crowned himself the new “King of Athletes” with 8909 points, ahead of compatriot and Olympic champion Damien Warner (8804 points), while Lyndon Victor of Grenada (8756) won the bronze.

A brief summary of the day’s highlights.

08/26/2023 | 12:27 min

Ulm’s Manuel Eitel (8191 points) finished 11th in his World Championship debut. Four years after winning the world title, European champion Niklas Kaul withdrew on Friday with foot problems.

At the start of the second day, Neugebauer experienced a period of weakness in the 110m hurdles and discus throw. The German came back with 5.10m in the pole vault, but despite another personal best in the javelin throw of 57.95m, he lost ground again in the evening.

With Leo Neugebauer, Niklas Kaul faces new competition from his country.

08/13/2023 | 24:58 min

A penultimate place in the final 1500m was certainly not enough for a long-awaited first German medal. A team affected by some painful failures could be the first DLV team in 20 years to come back from a World Cup without a title. Julien Weber still had good chances in the javelin in Sunday’s finals final.

In June, Neugebauer improved the old German record set by Jürgen Hengsen to 8,836 points and traveled to Budapest as the world’s number one. At the World Cup, he remained nearly 200 points below his best.

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