As the world combats the effects of Covid-19 what passed for normal has been scrapped, putting undue pressure on Canadian Olympians preparing for an uncertain future. They have met with mixed fortunes.
Damian Warner of Canada and Austrian Verena Preiner, the bronze medallists at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively, topped the end-of-season standings in the 2019 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.
Brazil’s Darlan Romani produced the highlight of the second day of track and field at the Pan-American Games in Lima on Wednesday (7) by winning the shot put with a Games record of 22.07m.
Overnight leaders Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Damian Warner held on to their pole positions at the 45th Hypomeeting in Götzis on Sunday (26), winning at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting with world-leading scores of 6813 and 8711 respectively.
Rain was predicted for the 45th Hypo Meeting in Götzis, and the weather held until the early afternoon. But there was lightning on the track at the Mösle Stadium as Canadian Damian Warner ran the fastest 100m ever seen in a decathlon, and as the weather worsened, Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s talent shone through the clouds.
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.
Defending Hypomeeting decathlon champion Damian Warner and 2014 heptathlon winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson will return to the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis on 25-26 May.
World and Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam and three-time Hypo-Meeting winner Damian Warner will defend their titles at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis on 26-27 May.
World and Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam and three-time Hypomeeting winner Damian Warner will return to Götzis to defend their titles at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting on 26-27 May.
Olympic bronze medallist Damian Warner and world bronze medallist Anouk Vetter lead after day one (16) of the Decastar in Talence, the final competition of the 2017 IAAF Combined Events Challenge.