After the first day of the heptathlon at the European Athletics Championships in Munich, defending champion Navi Thiam leads. She has a 200-point lead over second seed Noor Weditz.
Thiam finished the first day with 4,063 points after 24.64 in the 200 metres, three-tenths higher than her personal best. Noor Fidesz is in second place with more than 200 points.
“I am very satisfied with this first day,” Thiam said in Sporza. “Especially the morning went perfectly. Of course I have a title to defend here, so of course I’m focused.
Thiam’s best performance came on day one in the high jump. Its length was about 1.98 meters, almost 10 centimeters higher than the second number. After two attempts at 2.01 metres, she gave up not taking risks with the goal of moving forward with her competition.
Dutchman Anouk Vetter, who won silver at both the Games in Tokyo last year and the world championships in Eugene, was disappointed in the discipline by not exceeding 1.71. She had started the European Championships with a minor injury.
Earlier in the day Olympic and World Champion Thiam finished third in her series of 100m hurdles in the 13′ and 34′, good with 1074 points and the third time for all participants. Her best is 13″ 21. Indoor World Champion Nor Wiedets finished second in the same intensity with a time of 13″29.
The other Dutchwoman, Emma Ostrogel, who surprisingly won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, hit her knee in the penultimate hurdle and fell. and abandoned. Two of Thiam’s main rivals have already been eliminated, although Vetter climbed to fourth after the shot with a good throw of 15.68 metres.
On layup, both Thiam and Fedts remained slightly below their best performers. Thiam threw 14.95 meters, Fedtes 13.86 meters. Vedat had to give up second place in the standings to Poland’s Adriana Solek, who finished her first day, but the question is whether she will start the second tomorrow. She was reportedly injured. Austrian Ivona Dadic has been disqualified in the 200 metres, and could stray from her medal ambitions.
“Not everything was top-notch,” Vedets said in Sporza in response to her first day. “But it’s okay, so I’m happy. And is there a medal? That’s a question for tomorrow.”
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