Damian Warner and Anouk Vetter won the heralded HypoMeeting in Gotzis, Austria this past weekend.
The Canadian Olympic gold medallist is at the top of his game. Anouk Vetter became the first winner from her country, the Netherlands. Both Warner and Vetter look very good for the World Championships in Eugene.
The multi-events will be hugely competitive in Eugene. In both, the decathlon and heptathlon, the levels of competition will be intense. The late Bob Mathias, 1948 and 1952 Olympic champion at the decathlon, told me that the decathlon is ten events in which you can make mistakes. The level of competition in multi-events is such that one underperforming event for the hep or dec could mean the athlete loses the chance for a medal.
Warner is at the top of his game. Vetter is also pretty impressive. Eugene is less than fifty days away.
Anouk Vetter, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts
Damian Warner, Birmingham World Indoor 2018, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts
GOTZIS (AUT, May 29): Olympic decathlon champion Damian Warner achieved a record seventh victory at the Hypo Meeting in Götzis while Olympic silver medallist Anouk Vetter became the first Dutch winner at the World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold meeting. Informs World Athletics. Warner trailed rising Swiss star Simon Ehammer on the first day as the world indoor silver medallist sailed out to a world decathlon best of 8.45m in the long jump. But Warner regained the lead at the start of day two and held on to the end, winning with 8797. Vetter also only moved into the lead on Sunday as she chased world indoor silver medallist Adrianna Sulek for most of the two-day competition. But a meeting record of 59.81m in the javelin gave Vetter an unassailable lead ahead of the final discipline and she eventually won with 6693 national record and WL. In decathlon at the end second Lindon Victor 8447 and third with national record Simon Ehammer 8377. In heptathlon Adriana Sulek second 6429 PB and third German Vanessa Grimm 6323 PB. The top 14 women achieved 6000+ points and the top 7 men 8000 +.