Decathlon: Defending champion Kaul has to hope for javelin throw

Decathlon: Defending champion Kaul has to hope for javelin throw

Status: 07/25/2022 00:56

Decathlon champion Niklas Kaul was only 13th in the overall standings after pole vaulting at the World Championships in Eugene. But his strongest discipline is yet to come. Canadian Pierce Lepage leads. Leo Neugebauer is still the best German to make his World Cup debut.

Niklas Kaul now has everything on one card: only with a long throw in his particular discipline, the javelin throw (best performance: 79.05 metres), will he be able to move up the overall standings. If possible, he should throw about 75 metres, national coach Christopher Hollman said on the sports show.

Kaul ranked 13th

The second day of competition has been a mixed one for Kaul so far: after a personal best time of over 110m hurdles (14.27 seconds), the 24-year-old threw only 44.62m discus. His best finish is 49.20m – set on a World Cup victory in Doha three years ago. In the pole vault, he jumped 4.80 meters, which according to Hallman should go even higher.

Before the last two games, Kaul is 13th with 6,695 points, against 6,822 points in Doha at the time. His final score of 8,691 at that time was not even enough for a medal in Eugene.

Canadian Lepage Lead – Mayor in Wait

Canadian Pierce Lepage (7,337) is ahead of Zack Zimmek (USA/7,256) and French world record holder Kevin Mayer (7,251). Since Meyer is a stronger javelin thrower, he must be the gold favorite.

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Neugebauer Strong making his World Championship debut – “Salto Nalo” by Nowaki

LG Leinfelden-Echterdingen’s World Cup newcomer Leo Neugebauer delivered a solid competition. He flew over 4.80 meters in the pole vault. With 6,924 points, the 22-year-old Hayward remains the best DLV decathlete in the field and is currently ranked eighth. Kai Kazmirek of LG Rhein-Wied jumped 5.00m. Third place at the 2017 World Cup in London is 14th with 6,679 points. Tim Nowak from Ulm collected three invalid attempts at an entry height of 4.70 m – he would not finish the competition.

Javelin throw and 1,500 meters left

The ninth discipline of decathletes is javelin throw in two groups (2.05/3.10 AM CEST), followed by races over 1500 meters (4.20 AM CEST) to decide who wins the medal – live on


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