2011 World Champs/Daegu: Heptathlon, Day 2, After Six Events: Chernova takes lead, Challenges Ennis, by Larry Eder

The heptathlon is two days, with seven events. It is grueling, and in this god awful humidty (97 percent ) and heat (about 90 F), it had to be absolute crazy on track. No shade anywhere.

Chernova_TatyanaHJ-World11.JPG Tatyana Chernova, Russia, 2011 WC heptathlon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Long jump

Tatyana Chernova jumped 6.61meters to lead the long jump. Jessica Ennis responded with her personal best of 6.51m in the long jump. Hyleas Fountain of the US jumped 6.45m for fourth, and Aiga Grabuste of Latvia was third with a jump of 6.45m.

Jessica Ennis lead after five events, with a score of 5,088. Tatyana Chernova was in second with 4,970 points. Hyleas Fountain of USA in third with 4,878 points. In fourth Karolina Tymisnka of Poland had scored 4,815 points. In fifth, Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine scored 4,773. And in sixth, Jennifer Oeser of Germany scored 4,728 points.


Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida of France had best throw of day with pb of 55.79.  Margaret Simpson of Ghana was second with throw of 53.13m. And in third, Tatyana Chernova scored a Pb with a throw of 52.95. This was not good news for Jessica Ennis.

In group B, Hyleas Fountain threw 43.98m, and Jessica Ennis threw 39.95m about six meters below her best.

After six events, Tatyana Chernova of Russia leads with 5,887 points. 153 points down is Jessica Ennis of Great Britain, who has a score of 5,754 points.

In third is Jennifer Oeser of Germany with 5,613 points. In fourth is Hyleas Fountain with 5,611 points.

For Jessica Ennis to win? She need nine seconds or more in the 800 meters and Hyleas Fountain needs about .3 of a second to take the bronze. This will be tough!

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