World indoor and European indoor champion Katarina Johnson Thompson and world silver medallist Carolin Schäfer are the star names of the heptathlon at the 45th Hypomeeting as the IAAF Combined Events Challenge makes its short journey from Lana, Italy on to the hallowed ground of Götzis, Austria for the competition on 25-26 May.
World silver medallist Carolin Schäfer and 2015 Hypomeeting winner Kai Kazmirek will return to the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis on 25-26 May.
For the third year in a row, a German duo has topped the end-of-year standings in the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Arthur Abele and Carolin Schäfer notched convincing victories to score a Germany sweep at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge Meeting, on Sunday (17) in Ratingen, Germany.
Three weeks after her heptathlon came to an abrupt end in Götzis, world silver medallist Carolin Schäfer will be back in action at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Combined Events Meeting this weekend (16-17), hoping for better luck at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge fixture.
Two years ago she was at her lowest ebb. Carolin Schafer sat hunched by the side of the track at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. The German had just fouled all three attempts in the long jump during the heptathlon at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, effectively ending any meaningful involvement in the competition.
Rico Freimuth and Carolin Schafer of Germany are the overnight leaders at the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, which commenced on Saturday (24).
With Olympic selection deadlines fast approaching, the Stadtwerke Ratingen Mehrkampf-Meeting, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, on 25-26 June is set to be the last chance for some of the biggest names in combined events to book their tickets to the Rio Olympic Games.
Last year’s winners, Germany’s Kai Kazmirek and Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton, will return to the famous Mosle Stadium to defend their titles at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, on Saturday and Sunday (28-29).