Day 7 Evening
More PV. I am right infront of the PV bed!
The PV should last quite a while and the two pools of the Decathlon javelin go one after the other.
We also have the women’s shot put final, heats of the 4x400m, and finals of the men’s 800m, so men’s 5000m and the last event of the decathlon.
Our men’s 4x400m team
Made it through in 3rd place, 1/1000th second ahead of Botswana. USA won but there was some shoving between them and second place India with 200m to go! Phew
The height progression in the PV is brutal. It starts at 5.55 then moves up 20cm to 5.75! We lost 2 out of the 12 people. Up another 10cm to 5.85 where another 5 depart. 5 cleared the height but Piotr Liesk passed after one failure and has 2 attempts at 5.90. This is to conserve energy and if he clears on his first attempt moves him up the leader board. Alas he knocks the bar over on his remaining attempts. He has the PV stands quite far forward. You can have them up to 80 cm from the back of the box. He had his at 40cm and seemed to be knocking if off on the way up.
At 5.95m, 4 people have cleared and another is carrying a failure at that height onto 6m! Duplantis clears and Obiena knocks it down on his first attempt. He decides not to take any more at this height. The bar moves to 6.10. He can hope that he clears and Duplantis fluffs it.
OMG Ben Pattison has won a bronze medal in the men’s 800m. That’s his first major senior championship!
. He came through in the last 100m after being swamped with 200m to go!
The javelin has finished and positions have changed. Oiglane threw a massive (for javelin 70.45), Victor 68.05, Tilga 66.42, Rooth 64.84, Warner 63.09 and Neugebauer was down in 14th place, but it was a PB of 57.95.
With 1 event to go, the standings are
Lepage - 8228
Victor - 8074
Warner - 8044
Tilga - 7874
Rooth - 7773
Oiglane - 7736
A few changes there.
In the PV only 2 people cleared 6m. Duplantis and Obiena. Marschall and Nilsson share a bronze.
The ladies shot put final is happening. Even here you wouldn’t know as the announcers haven’t mentioned it.
Chase Ealey has taken an early lead with 20.35. In the 3rd round Mitton moved from 7th to 2nd.
And in the 4th Gong moves into bronze. Dongmo also throws the same distance as Gong, 19.69m! Second best are 19.63 for Dongmo and 19.37 for Gong.
Mondo clears 6.10 and Obiena fails. He has the silver whatever happens. He pulled up at the last minute for his first attempt and has done the same for his second. He has a PB, an area record and a silver whatever happens. He fails. But wow! Good for him!
It’s been an exciting last lap in the 5000m. Everyone was together with 1 lap to go and 3 drew apart with 200m to go. Kipyegon beats Sifan again.
Now a WR attempt of 6.23m in the PV. Knocks it down on 1st attempt.
In SP Mitton has improved to 20.08 and is within 27cm of gold. But Ealey improves to 20.43. Gong now has a 2nd best throw further than Dongmo and moves into 3rd! There are no further improvements in R6 and Ealey wins!
Back to the final attempt at a new WR of 6.23. Bah! Close-ish
Time for the last event of the decathlon. Anything could happen. Medals can change position. They can be won and lost!
15 of the original have made it this far. The Estonians are all in the first group but after 2 laps they are strung out.
Tilga runs a pb. Is it enough for a medal?
1. Lepage - 8909
2. Warner - 8804
3. Victor - 8756 NR
4. Tilga - 8681 PB
5. Neugebauer- 8645
Now it’s the men’s 4x100m. And Baton changes!
USA win, Italy second, Jamaica 3rd and Britain 4th. Brazil get Disqualified
For the women. USA, Jamaica and the Britain. USA’s time was a new Championship record!
In the 4x400m Britain qualified for both and the women looked very good. USA ladies were disqualified for fluffing a changeover! Of course there will be changes for the final.