• Thiam Impresses with 7013 Points in Gotzis

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Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam set the 3rd best mark in the history of women's heptathlon at the IAAF multi event challenge the 2017 Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria on Sunday, May 28.

Despite producing several impressive performances including, world leading 1.98m in high jump, Thiam concluded day one in 3rd, just 6 points behind the leader Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain. On day 2, Thiam was unstoppable as she broke two personal record in Javelin 59.32m and in the 800m 2:15.24, and won the 2017 Gotzis challenge in a massive national record and WL of 7013 points. 

The 22-years-old Rio Olympics champion with 7013 points put herself in the third position in all times lists behind the World record holder American Jessica Joyner-Kersee (7291) and Sweden's greatest heptathlete Karolina Kluft (7032).

The second and third place in the women's heptathlon took Germany's Carolin Schafer with a PB of 6836 while podium concluded Latvia's Laura Ikauniece-Adminina, the world championships bronze medalist with a new national record of 6815 points.   Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who led the event after day one with 6691 points took 4th place. 

Thiams Results and points:

(100m hurdles 13.34 (1074), high jump 1.98m (1211), shot put 14.51m (828), 200m 24.40 (943), long jump 6.56m (1027), javelin 59.32m (1041), 800m 2:15.24 (889). Total heptathlon 7013 points. 

Canada's Damian Warner successfully defended his Hypo Meeting men's decathlon title on Sunday totaling 8591 points followed by Eelco Sintnicolaas of Netherlands who set a new National record with 8539 points and Germany's Rico Freimuth (8365).

See full Gotzis meet results here

Watch Thiam clear 1.98m (second best in the world) in a high jump battle with Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson

On Day two Thiam set a huge javelin PB and Belgium record of 59.32m.

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