Sophie Weissenberg leads the women’s heptathlon with 3757 points after the first day of the Decastar at the Pierre Paul Bernard Stadium in Talence near Bordeaux, this season’s final meeting of the World Athletics Combined Events Tour Gold. Weissenberg leads by just one point over USA’s Taliyah Brooks after four events.
Makenson Gletty from France is the overnight leader after the first five events of the men’s decathlon with 4344 points. Gletty has a lead of 76 points over Manuel Eitel from Germany. Finley Gaio is third with 4209 points.
Brooks clocked 12.91 in the 100 metres hurdles to take the lead after the first event. Brooks won the Multistars in Desenzano del Garda improving her PB to 6330 points and finished third at the US Championships in Eugene with 6319 points, but she made three fouls during the long jump competition at the World Championships in Budapest.
Brooks cleared 1.75m in the high jump to maintain her spot ahead of European bronze medallist Annik Kaelin from Switzerland, who clocked 13.21 in the 100 metres hurdles before clearing 1.75m in the high jump.
Weissenberg clocked 13.72 in the 100 metres hurdles and won the high jump with 1.81m to take third place in the overall standing. The German athlete threw 13.67m in the shot put to move into the lead four points ahead of Brooks, who threw 12.93m. Last year’s Decastar winner Emma Oosterwegel produced the second best throw of the day with 13.80m to take third place in the overall standing. Only Yuliya Loban did better than Weissenberg with 14.17m.
Brooks cloked 24.02 in the 200 metres beating Weissemberg (24.05). Emma Oosterwegel clocked 24.48 to maintain her third place with 3688 points ahead of Kaelin and Marijke Esselink, who both scored 3654 points.
Manuel Eitel won the men’s 100 metres in 10.64 ahead of Gletty and Finley Gaio from Switzerland. World bronze medallist Lindsey Victor from Grenada clocked 10.81.
Gaio won the long jump with 7.54m to move into the lead in the overall standings three points ahead of Eitel, who leapt to 7.40m. Gletty jumped 7.34m to take overall third place.
Gletty improved his PB by 10 cm to 16.46m to move into the overall lead. Eitel threw 14.77m to hold on to second place. Gaio climbed into third place after a throw of 13.88m.
World under 20 champion Jente Hauttekeete from Belgium won the high jump by 9 cm with 2.08m to move from ninth to fifth. Riisto Lillemets finished second with 1.99m. Gletty, Eitel and Vctor each cleared 1.96m. Gaio jumped 1.93m.
Gletty improved his PB to 48.38 in the 400 metres to hold on his lead at the end of the first day ahead of Eitel, who clocked 48.75. Gaio won the 400 metres in 48.30 to finish the first day in third place.