More sportsJente Hauttekeete won the gold medal in the decathlon at the European Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. He finished with 8150 points, the best annual U20 World Championship performance and the fourth best performer of all time. In addition, the nineteen-year-old Hauttekeete set his Belgian U20 record more clearly.
This record has been in his name since last month. Hauttekeete then managed to score 8,034 points in Tenerife, revising Thomas van der Pletzen’s previous record of 265 points. In Tallinn, today he won by 138 points over the Norwegian Sander Scottheim. Bronze went to Frenchman Theo Bastien.
Earlier this year at the Frankfurt Hotiquette, he actually improved the U-20 world record in the U-20 race in Frankfurt, with a total of 6,062 points. In doing so, he became the first junior ever to reach the 6000 point mark. Spain’s Eusebio Caceres has set the world record since 2010 with 5,984 points. Belgian Jan Bal scored 5820 points, Hauttekeete’s personal record of 5582 points.
Hauttekeete also advances on Saturday after the first five tests. He continued his run on Sunday and set a best time in the 110m hurdles with 14.09. In the discus he reached 43 m 69 and in the pole vault he reached 4 m 60. In the javelin he finished eighth in a personal best result of 54 m 28, and at the end of the 1500 m he scored fifth in 4: 42.62, which was immediately certain of a total win. The victory in the 1500 meters was won by fellow countryman Jef Misplon, who finished the decathlon with 6,054 points and 16th place.
The women’s 4x100m relay team finished fifth in the final. Maren Gehs (12.44), Lauren Adewe (11.65), Alexandra Mortant (11.33) and Mary Ollari (10.74), sister of soccer player Obi, scored a chrono 46.16. The gold for Great Britain was (44.62).
In the women’s 4x400m, a new Belgian junior record (3:37.95) took sixth place. Zoë Laureys (55.43), Liefde Schoemaker (52.64), Gylliane Botty (56.16) and Ilana Hanssens (53.72) put the new BR on the tables. The victory went to Germany at 3:35.38.
In the 400-meter hurdles, Ilana Hansen took seventh place with a time of 59.93. Norway’s Andrea Roth won the gold with a time of 57.16.
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