Nafeh Thiam must run the 800m of her life tonight (3:55 a.m.) if she is to become the world’s heptathlon champion for the second time in her career. Dutchman Anouk Vetter took the lead after the javelin throw. Noor Fidesz dropped to sixth place.
19 points or a second and a half conversion. This is the time Nafeh Thiam has to make up for in the final 800m against her Dutch rival Anouk Vetter, if she is to win the gold medal at the heptathlon World Cup in Eugene, USA.
Thiam was still in first place after the long jump, but threw the javelin six meters lower than Dutchman Vetter. Thiam reached 53m01, which is good for her best performance of the season. But Anouk Vetter threw the 59m 29 javelin, not far from her best of 59m 81. She earned 1,021 points, turning her 83-point deficit into a 19-point lead.
It was followed by American Anna Hall in third place with 5,741 points. Poland’s Adriana Solek came fourth with 5,666 points. Nor Videts, who finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, scored 5,572 points. Switzerland saw Annick Kalin (5606 points) jump over it and is now sixth. The final 800m will take place in Belgium time at 3.55am on Tuesday morning.
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