GOTZIS (AUT, May 26): Nafi Thiam and Damian Warner have big overnight leads after impressive displays on the first day at the Hypomeeting Combined Events in Gotzis (IAAF CE Challenge). Boosted by a world lead and world record during a heptathlon of 2.01m in the high jump, Thiam amassed 4112 for a buffer of 112 over second-placed Erica Bougard. Thiam is 58 points up on her day one total from Gotzis last year when she set her Belgian record of 7013. As well as an outdoor PB of 15.29m in the shot, the Belgian Olympic champion had a solid 100m hurdles of 13.45 and 200m of 24.61m. American Bougard was also on form with a 12.80 hurdles PB, big shot best of 13.02m and near-PB 200m of 23.31. Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez lies third with 3950. Germany’s world silver medallist Carolin Schafer had all fouls in the shot and did not continue. In the decathlon, a 10.31 100m, 7.81m long jump, 14.83m shot, 2.03m high jump and 47.72m put Canadian Warner also on course to defend his title with 4565 points. Germany’s world bronze medallist Kai Kazmirek is 218 points adrift as his 47.27 400m was the best of the day. Estonia’s Maicel Uibo is third on 4295, thanks in part to a 2.12m high jump.