Category: Track and Field

Nafissatou Thiam Flies 2.02m to Set Heptathlon High Jump World Best in Talenece

Sunday, 23 June 2019 | 00:52

Day 1 women's heptathlon high jump Decastar 2019 (Talence (FRA).

Belgium's Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam cleared 2.02m – a world heptathlon best.  She cleared all of her heights – 1.93m, 1.96m, 1.99m and 2.02m – on the first attempt.  She attempted 2.05m but failed on all three attempts. Thiam now sits second on the 2019 world list behind Maria Lasitskene.

“I feel like I’m competing at home, I felt very good all through the contest. Actually, I didn’t expect to do so well for my first high jump contest of the year."  Thiam said.

Thiam is leading heptathlon after day one with 4133 points over Odile Ahouanwanou (3834) with Laura Ikauniece in third with 3792.

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