• Double Victory for Canada in Gotzis

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Competing in cold and rainy weather conditions Canadians Damian Warner and Brianne Theisen won the   Hypo Multi Event Challenge meet in Gotzis, Austria on Sunaday, 26.

Warner, who lead lead the men's competition after day one scoring 4340, was able to hold on to his lead to win the competition with 8307 points. Carlos Chin of Brazil, concluding the opening day in fourth place with 4173, but managed to finish in second  with a new personal best of 8182 points.The 20 year old Gunnar Nixon of the United States took third with 8136,  passing the 8000 mark for the first time in his career.

"This weekend has been awesome," said Warner, who placed fifth at the 2012 London Olympics. "The weather made it really hard but we made the most of it and now we're moving on toward (the world championships in) Moscow."

In the women heptathlon, Canadia Brianne Theisen was able to defend five-point overnight lead by finishing on 6 376 to defeating Dutch heptathletes Nadine Broersen 345 and Dafne Schippers 6287.

"Aside from the two throwing events it was almost perfect. This was so great," Theisen said, adding the cold and the wind hadn't bothered her. "Maybe that was my advantage as I am used to this kind of weather."

Theisen briefly lost her lead to Schippers after the long jump, but went top of the leaderboard again after the javelin and placed second in the 800 metres.

World champion Tatyana Chernova of Russia placed fourth, scoring92 points less than Theisen.

 

Men Top Results

Place
athlete Nat. pts.
1
WARNER Damian CAN 8307
2 CHININ Carlos BRA 8182
3 NIXON Gunnar USA 8136
4 HELCELET Adam Sebastian CZE 8075
5 MIKHAN Eduard BLR 7975
6 MÜLLER Norman GER 7960
7 BERTOCCHI Massimo CAN 7878
8 BRYANT Ashley GBR 7837
9 DISTELBERGER Dominik AUT 7794
10 SVIRIDOV Sergey RUS 7639

Women Top Results

Place
athlete nat. pts
1
THEISEN Brianne CAN 6376
2 BROERSEN Nadine NED 6345
3
SCHIPPERS Dafne NED 6287
4 CHERNOVA Tatyana RUS 6284
5 MAKSIMAVA Yana BLR 6194
6 IKAUNIECE Laura LAT 6186
7 MELNYCHENKO Hanna UKR 6169
8 BIESENBACH Kira GER 6134
9 RATH Claudia GER 6079
10 NANA-DJIMOU Antoinette FRA 6058

 


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