Nafeh Thiam succeeded as an Olympic champion in the heptathlon. In the last 800 metres, her gold medal was no longer in danger. Noor Wiedets made a frantic attempt to win the bronze, but the silver and bronze went to Holland.
Second in a row went to Tiam
After a modest first day for her, Nafeh Tiam was immediately on time for the Thursday morning session. With her victories in the long jump (6.60m) and javelin throw (54.68m), she can start the last 800m with a 64-point bonus over Anouk Vetter.
The Dutchman on paper was the youngest sprinter, and this turned out to be the case in the 800m as well. Thiam is gone no longer in danger. Vetter was left far behind, and thus she was crowned Olympic champion for the second time in a row.
Stunning Vidts Just Miss Bronze
Nur Wiedets continued his stellar streak on day one on Thursday, with a good jump in the long jump (6.32m) and another personal best in the javelin throw (41.80m).
Since the competition was stronger with the javelin throw, Vidts still had plenty of ground to make up in the 800m to still be able to pull that surprise medal out of the shot.
But Fitts is one of the strongest sprinters in the 800m and has put her challenger to bronze medalist Emma Ostrogel of the Netherlands under a lot of pressure.
Vidts should have been about 3.5 seconds faster at the end than Oosterwegel, but unfortunately that didn’t work out, despite her getting better on a personal level. So Wiedt finished in a thankless fourth place, although that’s quite a feat for the 25-year-old Belgian.
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