2012 World Indoors, photo by PhotoRun.net
photo by Photorun.net
In the 60 m hurdles, Jessica Ennis took the lead, hurdling a fine 7.91, for 1,150 points. Tatyana Chernova was second in 8.29 for 1064 points, Natallia Dobrynska was third in 8.38 for 1044 points, and Austra Skujyte was fourth in 8.57.
In the high jump, Austra Skujyte won the high jump in 1.90m, for 1106 points, tying with Yana Maksimava at same height.Jessica Ennis finished third wit her jump of 1.87m, for 1067 points. Ekaternia Bolshova was fourth in 1.87m for 1067 points. Natallia Dobrynska finished fifth in the high jump at 1.84m, for 1029 points.
Natallia Dobrynska made her presence known with the shot put, where she took 962 points with a throw of 18.51m. Austra Skuujte was second in 16.26m, or 946 points. Jessica Ennis threw a super last shot of 14.79m for 847 points to keep her on WR pace.
It all came down to the 800 meters. Karolyna Timska an Jessica Ennis dueled to the finish, where Jessica Ennis gutted it out, running 2:08.09 for 993 points, to Timska’s 2:08.25 for 990 points.
As hard as Jessica Ennis ran, Natallia Dobrynska stayed close, and her third place, in 2:11.15 gave her 948 points, and the world record.
In the end, Natallia Dobrynska scored eighteen points more than Jessica Ennis, 5014 to 4965. For Dobrynska, it was a WR and for Ennis it was a NR. In third, Austra Skujyte finished in 4802, a NR for Lithuania.
Natallia Dobrynska gave the 2012 World Indoors its first world record, with a score of 5,013! A nice pay day, with $40,000 for first place and $50,000 for a World Record.
For Jessica Ennis, there is probably some frustration. She has been oh so close on two occasions, the 2011 World Outdoor and 2012 World Indoor. Her fitness is very good for this time of year. The screen had showed Ennis as winner for a moment, then, Dobrynska’s name went up, and Jessica’s look of jubilation changed to surprise.
To see the complete results, please read: Heptathlon